Creative Brief Two – Place and Space

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”

“The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.”

From Notes on the Cinematographer, Robert Bresson

The Brief

Knowing how to use Space and Place in your work is important to your development as visual practitioners. Places often create a sense of feeling and emotion, and this week it is your challenge to try and communicate the feeling you get from a particular place or space.

It might be a place that has special significance to you, it might be somewhere where you feel a certain way, but wherever it is you must spend time there thinking about how you can communicate it through visual language. Your task is to create 6 shots that communicate the ‘feeling’ of this space

This weeks Obstructions:

  • You only have 6 shots at 10 seconds each
  • You must try to evoke a particular emotion
  • One of your shots should contain the use of one point perspective
  • One of your shots must be influenced by a Photographer/Cinematographer
  • It must not be within 2000 metres of the university/your place of study/home.
  • You must think creatively about the title of your work
  • You can use natural sounds only. No music.


Here are some examples to help get you started. Think about what they are doing to you and trying to say- how are you being made to feel? What are you being asked to think about this space or place? Chungking Express Shining Opening Asylum, Drew Geraci Salton Sea Beach, Philip Bloom Holi, Variable Pale Blue Dot, Michael Marantz La Burgeseria Collection on Vimeo Dark Side of the Sense, Astray Films Deep Focus Citizen Kane

Uploading your work

Upload it to Vimeo by Sunday 13th October Midnight.


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