There are a few films that I used as inspiration throughout this project, they all followed themes off fantasy worlds, mermaids and escapism. One film that help me craft my idea was a short of YouTube called ‘Mermaid short film’. It follows a young girl becoming a mermaid and follows her swimming around and enjoying her tale. I liked the idea off using a younger actor as I have not done this yet, and also loved the idea of the use of mermaids and fantasy worlds.
The film is very elegant, its slow pace reflects the themes and creates a magical feeling. I loved the underwater camera work on this film, the close ups keep it a mystery until the shots later reveal that she has become a mermaid. The close ups are also clever in not revealing that it is actually filmed in a pool. The use of fabric within the pool works very well and I most likely will use this idea in Reverie, it adds colour and adds perfectly to her imaginary world. I do like this film however there is not much off a story, I would like to use its concept slightly to maybe develop it into a better narrative.
Another short film on YouTube that inspired me by its use of colours was also called ‘Mermaid-Short Film’. The story was very different to what I wish mine to be like however the colours were amazing, so vivid and creative, making it more interesting and engaging. I aim to possibly experiment with the use of colours and meaning in my film, potentially making it unconventional, I want my film to stand out and not just be classed as another Mermaid film.