An Introduction (9/14)

To those of you reading, hello. My name is Rad, and I’m a senior at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. On this blog, I’ll be attempting to document the production process of my senior thesis, which will be a collaboration between myself and my good friend, Kaylin. My reasons for starting up this blog are twofold. First, my professors are requiring each one of my classmates and fellow Film majors to create a blog to document our progress on our theses. Secondly, I’ve never actually blogged before, so I’m excited for the challenge. With that, let’s get into my update.

This week has been very easy going. On Sunday, Kaylin and I met with our production crew just to touch base and to have everybody introduce themselves. Afterwards, we ended up figuring which role each person was interested.

Other than that, I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows and movies in order to gain a better idea of what I want our project, currently titled Love, Death, and Change, to look like. This past weekend, I watched Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010), starring Natalie Portman. Not only do I love this movie, but in rewatching it, I was able to find a scene that parallels a scene in Love, Death, and Change. In LDC, two characters get into a fight, which ultimately ends with one character being shoved into a mirror, the mirror shattering, and the other character picking up a shard of the broken mirror. If you’ve seen Black Swan, you know that mirrors within the movie serve a symbolic purpose, as it furthers Nina’s (Natalie Portman) character arc. The aforementioned scene in LDC is very reminiscent of one of the final scenes in Black Swan. 

Additionally, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Netflix watching Ozark (2017-2018). One of the things I like about the show is the fact that most of the colors seen in any given fame are pretty cool colors. That’s to say that most of the colors seen in the frame have blue undertones. I’ve attached a picture as an example.


I’ll be sure to provide more updates on that matter once we reach post (production). Otherwise, that’s it for now. Stay tuned for more next week.