I'm mulling over what to do for the bench that will be the setting for the bulk of the composition. Because this is supposed to be within the imagination of the mother I want to convey a sense of surrealism about the location. At first I wondered about keeping it monochrome based on articles that suggested that the majority who grew up with black-and-white television (the transition to colour if I recall was in 1975) experienced monochrome dreams. I figured it would not be too much of a stretch to assume that as a daydream and being part of the generations that grew up with monochrome, Clarette would potentially envision the ordeal in black-and-white.
Regardless I experimented with some colour samples for the bench. Because of the mood that will dominate I'm still inclined to keep it a little washed-out. An alternative is that as the scene gets happier and more optimistic, it gets a little more colourful (perhaps though use of a filter on the camera?). Perhaps Clarette, her bag and the marionette are in colour while the bench is black-and-white in order to amplify the idea this is an unreal space.
Although I included a shaft of light only in thumbnails 1 and 2, I might consider using it for the final concept.
- Alleyne, R., 2008; Black And White TV Generation have Monochrome Dreams; The Telegraph; available at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/3353504/Black-and-white-TV-generation-have-monochrome-dreams.html (last accessed 16th February 2015)
- Robson, D., 2008; It's Black And White: TV Influences Your Dreams; New Scientist; available at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14959-its-black-and-white-tv-influences-your-dreams.html#.VOIau6NFCHs (last accessed 16th February 2015)