1940’s Couple. Mise En Scene.

Lighting: The lighting would be as a sunny day would be as this reflects positivity in the relationship.

Scene: The woman would be sat on a wall on a fountain expressing happiness and freedom to be with who she wants. Her boyfriend will be wearing a war uniform as it was still going on at the time. The sky will be blue with few clouds, just to sweeten the scene up some more,there will be propaganda and soldiers marching in a parade in the background.





Mise En Scene

The background has low key lighting representing a un-easy family scene. The red roses/flowers could symbolise death or destruction of the family as it is set infront of all of the members. The family facial expressions look either hostile or upset telling us family life in this scene is not happy. The light comes from the candles on the dinner table which light up the faces of the characters in a sort of sinister tone also showing that the family is not happy. Overall it sets an un easy scene for the audience as it is not usual happy family dinner behaviour.

Sign photos

First of all i apologise for my picture quality as I still haven’t got my hands on a high quality camera and i am still using my phones crappy camera.


This is a picture of priory farms welcome sign. It is located on my journey to college in the mornings as I don’t have my signs near me as I live in the middle of no where.


This sign is still located in outwood (where I live) and it indicates drivers that they are driving into kings cross lane. It is used to inform drivers of where they are so they don’t get lost.


Test shots evaluation


For my test shots i attempted to capture a picture of my ferrets playing together to symbolise innocence and freedom. Whilst taking the pictures i was overcome by a mixture of feelings one of them being rage as ferrets are extremely fast so most of my shots turned out as a blur as you can see from my test shots. I also felt very happy and excitable as they are adorable when they play as they jump in to each other and run away making friendly hissing noises.

The good parts of taking the shots is the fun i had whilst they played as they are adorable and i thought i would be catering great material. The bad part of taking the shots was realising that they were too fast for my crappy phone camera and also the fact that the only half decent shot has me in it.

When i take my actual shots I should look into using a decent camera to capture the pictures on or perhaps go with my back up plan picture instead. If i choose to re-shoot this I should think about trying new angles like perhaps leaving the camera filming on the floor as they investigate it and take shots from the video. I should probably shoot it whilst it sunny so it is in better lighting that would help symbolise positivity as m test hots look very dreary.

This will lead to me using a decent camera or perhaps better angles to shoot my shots and creating a more meaningful picture in the process.

Task 2 media: where am I?

The following are my first ideas of my pictures to analyse for my task 2 project. Everything highlighted in green are my most plausible ideas.


  • A picture of me (or other) in dark clothing looking upset in a happy place, maybe contrasted against the setting sun in a positive garden landscape (binary oppositions).
  • A picture of a water bottle in some long grass with a snail next to it symbolising things like feeling refreshed.
  • Picture of water running in riverside whilst sun is reflecting off of it.
  • My ferrets playing together to symbolise things like innocence.
  • Sunlight breaking though leaves in the woods.

Most of my ideas will support the ideas of innocence and freedom n one way or another apart from the 1st one which could represent entrapment in a world that doesn’t belong to you but others around you.

Another idea is to focus and possibly recreate surreal/perspective pictures. One example I have found is an image from google that I haven’t been able to trace back completely but i would like to “borrow” the idea for my own work. Mirror. (when entered hyperlink scroll to small girl with the mirror.)

My expectations

During this course I intend to make many friends as well as learn new things to do with the vast expansion of the media. I expect to be respected even in my idiotic “blonde” moments although I am also up for a laugh anytime. Another expectation is to be taught well and if I need help somebody will always be able to come to my assistance. I guess I’m also willing to help others if i know what I am doing. I expect this course to improve my knowledge of media and to hopefully bring me closer to figuring out what I’m going to do in the future.