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.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
“Something Wicked This Way Comes”
Right from the dark, monochrome first scenes of death eater’s apparating into our world you know you are in for a treat, Harry Potter style. Gone are the days of child actors and PG ratings, the world of wizards has become much darker now Voldemort is back in business. For many waiting for the release of the 6th instalment of our favourite series has been a little like watching paint dry, but it was well worth the wait. I can watch the film over and over again and still feel the same emotions as I did on my first viewing.
The film is once again propelled to greatness with its grand array of British actors. From the mysterious and powerful Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, the evil, twisted mind of Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, the severe but soft Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall to the genius of Alan Rickman shifting from malice to pure malevolence as Professor Snape. The film also benefits from the talents of veteran actor Jim Broadbent as Professor Slughorn. Everyone works together to create a believable Hogwarts.
The main three characters are growing up as the films develop, especially in this film, where Hermione (Emma Watson), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Harry (Daniel Radcliff) see the dangers of love first hand. The actors have gained mew maturity and this really shows in their acting and how the film comes together.
Although this film too many is just setting the scene for the Deathly Hallows, I believe that it works well on its own and would bring even more fans to the series. I really enjoyed the sense of despair, loss and darkness that this film created. Showing how the rise of Voldemort has affected the wizarding world and the Muggle world. I feel it could have put more of an emphasis on the half blood prince’s book and Snape’s apparent betrayal, but nothing is lost in the story for people who have read the book and people who haven’t. I for one am looking forward to Part one of the Deathly Hallows with bated breath.
Carry my soul into the night
May the stars light my way
I glory in the sight
As darkness takes the day
Sing a song, a song of life
Lived without regret
Tell the ones, the ones I loved
I never will forget
Never will forget
Ferte in noctem animam meam
Illustrent stellae viam meam
Aspectu illo glorior
Dum capit nox diem
Cantate vitae canticum
Sine dolore actae
Dicite eis quos amabam
Me numquam obliturum
Taken from the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince soundtrack!
This is one of my favourite songs and I am going to use it to create a series of photographs towards future assignments. The language inspires me to photograph a feeling, if you feel something photograph what caused you to feel it. I want my images to have a meaning, much like this song, I want them to make you feel different emotions as you look at them.