LOCATION SCOUTING

  • I decided to conduct some extra research into some locations around London in case we do decide to shoot extra scenes outside of our 30 minutes allocated time in the studio
  • I think rug or antique shops would work out the best so I found these Persian rug shops that fit the theme very well
  • This digital painting reminds me of the Carvaggio style of painting and also gives me a vintage/ nostalgic feeling.
  • We could possibly translate the final photograph into a painting similar to this

TRADITIONAL IRANIAN STYLING

  • to gain better insight on how clothing was styled in history, I decided to look at old photographs 

MODEL SCOUTING RESEARCH

  • We looked around for images of models who's appearance was what we are looking for.
  • We want a natural beauty and not someone very glammed up, especially on the Iranian side. 

SARA KIANI SHOWING US HER PORTFOLIO

  • I found this image on Pinterest and thought it would be interesting if I could somehow incorporate the writing-onto-face into my film. 
  • As Sara Kiani's collection first stemmed off from a book she was reading, I think adding in quotes directly from the book onto the face would make for an interesting film

MODEL POSES

  •  the posing here is very nonchalant and has very mellow undertones, I think this creates a sense of nostalgia.  
  • The posing is very natural and almost unstaged
  • very comfortable 

 

MAKEUP LOOKS

MODEL POSES- REFERENCES FOR MODELS

  • To help aid our models get comfortable and communicate the mood we are going for, we created a compilation of poses.
  • These poses create a sense of nostalgia and attraction between two individuals and I think playing on this in the film would work out well.
  • One of our main sources of inspiration for the posing was from the Calvin Klein campaigns. They have very clean editing and imagery. As Scandinavian furnitures have a very minimalistic and clean cut feeling to them, we thought this would be fitting. Furthermore, these poses would work well in a gif format, fitting in with the quirky music.
  • Our main aim was to deliver the feeling of nostalgia and almost create a sense of something secretive going on between the two models.  

SARA KIANI'S INSTAGRAM

  • To get a better insight into Sara Kiani's personality, we decided to look at her Instagram and Tumblr 
  • She likes nostalgia, film and old memories so we think we'll also be going down this path, probably adding in grain on the film to give it a vintage super 8 aesthetic