My idea for my final project is to recreate famous or iconic film scenes out of Lego. I like to be able to manipulate the scenes to tell a story. My first image is from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the car scene where Harry and Ron take Ron’s dad’s flying car because they couldn’t get through the barrier to get the train. Harry at one point falls out of the car and Ron has to drag him back in, while keeping the car above the Hogwarts express. I hope my image captures the danger of the scene. I have left thge blutack that is holding the Lego mini-figure of Harry to Ron, to show that it is a constructed scene and I like how it shows how I achieved the image.
Ever look at something and have to look at it twice, because your eyes had been tricked into seeing something that wasn’t there? This is what I work towards with my photography, manipulating everything in the photograph so it tricks your eyes into believing what you are seeing is real, even if it’s just for a second. I work with light, changing the atmosphere in my photographs, so each image portrays a narrative. I want to grab your imagination with my photographs, and let it go wild creating new images in your head.
I could not find an exact screen shot of the scene I was trying to re-create, but once I grab my copy of the film from home I will screen shot the scene. I am thinking if I were to do this image again, to improve it I would figure out a way to get smoke blowing across from the train like in the movie. I really like the final image, and enjoyed creating it I am already thinking of new movies to try to re-create, such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park.
Script for the scene in the film
HARRY: Maybe we should just go and wait by the car.
RON: The car…
LOCATION: King’s Cross Station – exterior – daytime
LOCATION: Flying Car – over London – daytime
HARRY: Ron, I should tell you, most Muggles aren’t accustomed to seeing a flying car.
RON: Uh, right. Okay.
LOCATION: Flying Car – over countryside – daytime
RON: Oh no! The Invisibility Booster must be faulty!
HARRY: Well come on, then. Let’s go lower. We need to find the train.
LOCATION: Flying Car – over train tracks – daytime
HARRY: Now all we need to do is catch up with the train.
RON: We can’t be far behind.
HARRY: Do you hear that?
RON: We must be gettin’ close.
HARRY: Hold on…
HARRY, RON: Aaahhh! Aaahhhh! Aaahhh!
RON: Harry! Hold on! Take my hand! Hold on!
HARRY: I’m trying. Your hand’s all sweaty.
HARRY: I think we found the train.