Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Statement of intent

Title - Untitled Isolation/The unknown film.
Format - Original Format - Digital - Red One or alternative - Panisonic HVX with Lens Adapter, Delivery Format - Beta/DVD.
Running Time - 8 - 10 minutes.
Schedule - Semester 5 or 6.
Budget - £800 +
Locations - Outer Hebrides, Scottish Highlands.
Key personnel - Director/Writer/Producer - Chris Thomas, Writer/Producer - Richard Standen, Cinematographer - Mateusz
, Sound - Dion Thorpe, Edit - , Production Designer - .

Synopsis -
In a world barren and abandoned a man cowers in his home. At night it's not safe. Outisde the next day he witnesses the carnage that night brings. He wants to remain alone. He is distracted by a fire that burns in the distance. No one is there. His home has been ransacked. He spends a night outside.

Research -
John Hillcoat - The Road (2009), Jonathan van Tulleken - Off Season (2009), M. Night Shyamalan - Signs (2002), Robert Zemeckis - Cast Away (2000), Dave Ma - Spanish Sahara (Foals Music Video, 2010), BBC News online article (Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens, 2010).

Style -
Long Shots, Steady cam, Tracking shots, Crane, Muted browns, greys, dull saturated colour, Pace - slow/intense change, Creative sound design, Short, Drama, Thriller, Horror.
Subject Matter - Isolation, Fear, Unknown, Great change, Survival, Desperation, Two quotes from Stephen Hawking, 'If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America' and 'We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet.' Then reflecting on these themes and making a creative visual response in a short film.