Students and their instructors decided to create a film of the book “Holes”.Students looked at one of the first black & white film footages, “Le Voyage Dans La Lune- A trip to the Moon” written and directed by Georges Melies. Students took notes on the short film and discussed lighting, setting, types of props used and performance.
Students also viewed, Tonight Tonight video by The Smashing Pumpkins. The video is similar but different take on A Trip To the Moon. Students were beginning to create their own version of Holes and felt it was helpful to view other artist’s interpretation of the same work.
The artist team painted 3 backdrops for the film. The students discussed the most important scenes in the film and had to choose the write type of settings that were crucial to the story. They also had to take into account that the backdrops could be utilized for many scenes. Students had to work with the script writers so that it each backdrop coincided with the writing/scene. Everyone had to work together.
Actors go over the lines written for them by the script writers.
Actors had to audition for their part and work closely with the writers so their performance wouldn’t stray too far off from script.