PD and CMS – Part Three

The film I’ll be doing PD and CMS for this term is called ‘Bump in the Night’. It’s a comedy about a bunch of students in a flat, when load shedding strikes. One student begins pranking the others in the darkness, with disastrous consequences. The tagline: ‘Dark Comedy’. There are three characters, and they’re all […]

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Movie Review – The Imitation Game

THE IMITATION GAME “We’re going to break an unbreakable Nazi code and win the war.” What a deliciously badass line. And it isn’t even the most powerful one in The Imitation Game, the historical thriller from director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and writer Graham Moore. The Imitation Game is a biopic of Alan Turing, a British codebreaker during […]

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PD and CMS – Part Two

For our second CMS assignment, we had to create a CSI drama, replete with protagonist, victims, and serial killer  (why is there such a murderous theme to these lectures?) I went pretty overboard in creating my characters – I imagined their back stories in obsessive detail, gave them names full of cinematic and metaphorical meaning […]

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PD/CMS Post – Part One

This is the first in a series of posts about my classes in Production Design and Costume, Make-up and Styling at film school. Our first assignment for CMS was to stage three murder scenes. We had to create all effects like blood and gore ourselves. Above is one of my victims. Each of my victims […]

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