260MC: Placing your media production in context- Task 4 Affect and Colour

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/144085437″>Affect and Colour</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user34316961″>Gurleen Gill</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

We created a short based film based on the passage Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. We used the colours yellow and blue as our basis, focusing mainly on them since they are extreme opposites and they work well together as binary opposites like warm and cold. We were lucky to have chosen such colours as the sky was both of those colours during sunset and was captured beautifully when filming. We filmed in the location that was Newton village, in Rugby, where there was plenty of nature around to be shot and used as footage for the passage. We thought that using narrative would help to tell the story because we wanted to have a more abstract/dreamy affect on the audience rather than a linear narrative which would be conventional.

“One day he got there about three o’clock. Everybody was in the fields. He went into the kitchen, but did not at once catch sight of Emma; the outside shutters were closed. Through the chinks of the wood the sun sent across the flooring long fine rays that were broken at the corners of the furniture and trembled along the ceiling. Some flies on the table were crawling up the glasses that had been used, and buzzing as they drowned themselves in the dregs of the cider. The daylight that came in by the chimney made velvet of the soot at the back of the fireplace, and touched with blue the cold cinders. Between the window and the hearth Emma was sewing; she wore no fichu; he could see small drops of perspiration on her bare shoulders.”


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