Polar Opposites- MEDA 101 Final Project Statement

For my final project, I was very motivated to create a similar atmosphere to my previous projects, though much more cinematic. The idea for the project emerged when I was taking photos for my last assignment at Guest Park in Fairy Meadow. My project, titled ‘Polar Opposites’ explores the way our perception of the places around us change, depending on our state of mind.

A major cinematic reference for the project was Duncan Jones’ 2009 sci-fi film” Moon”, which although features a fairly conventional series of shots in the opening scene, still manages to successfully blend a series of extreme wide shots, mid shots and close-ups to produce an incredibly melancholic and isolating atmosphere, which was what I wanted to achieve with this project.