A volunteer’s take on Week 5 – Bringing the set to life

When people discuss the most important aspect of film, most people automatically think of the picture, but sound guys will say that sound is the most important part of film, and set designers will probably say their part is what brings it all together.

Today was all about playing with and mapping out a space, which will form the main set of Fortune Cookies. Having a model set to be on and move objects around on allowed everyone to put thought in about how the family would utilize the space for both their take-away business and home.

The workshop encouraged thinking about the merging of culture through having a traditional Chinese family living in a traditionally British terrace house, while showing the conflict of personalities through their props and movements.

Writer/Director Brenda Lee said the session was useful to generate creative ideas from the children, which previously weren’t thought of.

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