I'm making a three minute surrealist short film. I'm really into the director, David Lynch, and I plan on drawing heavily from his works. One scene I'm very interested in is when the main character is shown walking in this industrial landscape. You can watch the clip here, the scene I'm interested in is at about 6 minutes in. This is a still of the shot.
|"Eraserhead" David Lynch 1977|
I've noticed that the overcast lighting takes away the shadow of the main character walking. It adds to the motif of bleakness that I'm interested in recreating. Furthermore, in my film I will incorporate heavy sound that will complement the visual images' production of my themes: a distanced sense of self, anxiety, and bleakness. David Lynch is very well known for his "atmospheric dissonance" that accompanies the "natural" sound in his films. My sound will come from recording various machines humming to produce what I envision will create a "cyclical groan".
Another filmmaker that I will draw from is Luis Bunuel, specifically his well known short film "Un Chien Andalou" from 1930. This is a clip from the film:
With Bunuel, I'm really looking at the relationship between each shot and the lighting techniques that he uses. I'd like to use these types of shot-shot relations in my own film. A single statement to summarize my (as of now untitled) film:
In this surrealist short film, a woman, played by Rachele Krivichi, experiences a bleak, yet anxiety filled reality. The film incorporates other relatable themes, such as the feeling of a distanced sense of self.