I decided to film my clip in Aston park as by ‘Aston Hall’, a once monumental figure of Aston which has now been converted to a museum. The reason why I chose this spot was because I’ve been to Aston Hall as a child and every room we went to, there was the mention of slaves by the tour guide. I wanted to portray what life must have been like for them in the 17th century whilst not making it seem too cliche by the use of two actors dressed in casual wear. I also used black and white visuals as it represents an older feel to the piece. The second of the six shots was the ‘one-point perspective’ shot and I showed the ‘slaves’ walking away as I didn’t want to show the emotion through their faces but through visualisation. The cinematographer which inspired one of my shots (5th) was ‘Christopher Doyle’. We watched a video on him during last weeks lecture and one of the shots he used in one of his films really stood out to me. It was the tracking shot used from the film ‘In the mood for love’. The shot was done from behind a cage-like window inside of a house. As soon as I saw something similar to this, I did not hesitate to shoot it. Sadness was shown through the body language and slow paced visuals which were also complimented by the sound of blowing wind which I recorded myself. Only up until the last shot I did not concentrate on the actors facial expressions. In the last shot I showed their faces to make the consumer fully understand how it was like for slaves during the 17th century. The almost ‘non-expressional’ look was used to portray the feeling of emptiness in their lives.

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