As the next stage in the production planning, I went on an adventure around local areas finding locations that would work well for my film. These are my chosen locations:
- School library = language library in Edith Morley.
- Office environment = art office.
- Family home = St George’s common room.
- Car = Enterprise car park.
- Unemployed bedroom = my bedroom in halls.
- Gallery = art studio, central gallery.
- Homeless = bench outside art studio (facing Enterprise).
- Arrest = street in Reading.
- University = my desk in halls.
I would like to keep the palette rather muted, unsaturated, grey and blue. This is to show the dismal nature of life, and contrast it with the bright, fun connotations of a ‘game’, and perhaps the website. I have chosen to dress the protagonist in a blue sweater, keeping in this scheme, and tying all of the different actors together to the same character. I will need to take this into consideration when dressing the locations, but also in editing in post. I have experimented with editing the hues in the photos seen above.
I have ordered the photographs to show a flow diagram that will be used in the create your own adventure of my interactive website, inspired by the Create Your Own Adventure books.
Printing all of these photographs and arranging them visually has the different pathways, and the probability of different outcomes more obvious. It is clear to me now that there is a high chance of unemployment, and that there are only a few final positions; family, rich, homeless, arrested or famous. These options are seen whichever choices are made, in all pathways. This backs up my point that whatever choices you make, your fate will be similar.
Finding the locations has allowed me to continue brainstorming what I will include in each scene in terms of props etc. I have purchased the sweater and props, and am looking into borrowing other things. The next step, once all the props and locations are ready, is to borrow actors and equipment and start filming!