Experimental Film



Within media we have been given the task to create our own experimental film. As the basis our teacher showed us the short film, Meshes of the Afternoon (1943).

The techniques used within this film set the foundation as to how we would construct our individual media products. The narrative of experimental films strikes confusion and ambiguous thoughts for its audience, this had a major influence on the idea I would develop for my experimental film. The shadow portrayed throughout the film gives the audience this sense of mystery and combined with the sound alerts them of the possible darkness conveyed behind the shadow. The ambient sound within this short film creates an atmosphere for the audience to develop their thoughts as to what will happen to the character and how do the other characters contribute to what they film signifies. Repetition was another key element of this film which was demonstrated through the muse en scene, certain objects where used (e.g. telephone, flower, key, knife etc.) which allowed the audience to see how the character was going back in time.


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