My partner is studying film.The object we have got is Picture Book for the French Red Cross by Edmund Dulac,1915.The Picture Book including text and pictures for traditional fairy tales from the allied nations.After we read through this book,we decide to choose Cinderella which is including in this book as our starting point.After tutorial,we decide to make a set which can show the story of Cinderella.I'll make the costume for Cinderella and also the set.My partner will project picture or video onto the set.I'm satisfied with this idea,but I'm worrying whether we can finish it by this Friday.
The tutor said we should look our idea into more depth by thinking of the background about this book.This book of fairy tales was produced to provode relief for the French Red Cross during WW1,so we finally decide to start with the French Red Cross at WW1.We will keep our idea of making a set,but change it into the story about the French Red Cross.We develop our idea into making a first-aid box and the set is in the box.We will project the pictures and video from the fairy tales in the book inside the box.I think we have develop our idea into more depth,and it has stronger connection with the whole book and its background.
I have make two model by using clay and my partner has make the first-aid box.I have research for some historical costume of the red cross nurse at WW1.Based on these,I designed two costume for the nurse.I think I need to do more experiment with fabric and find some techniques to do the costume.
I have found a method to make the nurse cap and experiment with fabric.I have make a stamp to print the symbol of the red cross on fabric and do embroidery by using red thread.I found that the stamp are more simple to make the symbol on fabric than embroidery.Sometimes the colour can't show very clearly on the fabric,but it has a effect of old costume.
My partner has make a video that many small blocks of pictures and video from the story in the book show at the same time on the screen and project it inside the box.Some parts of the costume can also be projected by video.It shows a good effect to project on the white costume.The video is moving and it just like the nurse are telling the story.I think this is a good collaboration with my partner,we shared the idea and combine different ideas together.Collaborating helps us to develop our idea quicker and better.I'm really enjoy to collaborate with the people from different area.