Originally Posted by RecoilMedia
I'm not really sure... I think she feels she is missing something and needs to find it.
Well... Please allow my to be your devil's advocate and believe that I actually do understand exactly what you're attempting to do, (see below).
You need to be sure
or should be sure.
a story then tell
Don't have half a thought then provide half a thought.
Confusing is not the same as intriguing.
"I think she feels she is missing something and needs to find it."
I understand that she has found "it."
You need to consider a subject or social point in which there are multiple ways of viewing it and pose it in an artistic way.
- Is filth bad? Really?
- Does the white gown represent purity > virginity or ignorance >
- Does the forest represent a return to nature or savagery
- Is there an answer to a question?
- Is this a place of power or refuge for her?
- Blah blah blah
If you leave it tooooooo open ended you don't create intrigue, you pose half a thought, which is rubbish.
Therefore, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE TAKING US.
But ultimitley what she finds is up to the viewers imagination
I hate that cr@p.
If I goto the store to buy a gallon of 2% milk or bag of BBQ chips or Washington apples I d@mn well expect my 2% milk to taste like 2% and not possibly orange juice or motor oil the BBQ chips shouldn't be possibly pet dander flavored or pop-rocks and the apples had better not taste like yams or hotdog buns or flip-flops.
Sell me a mystery.
Then mystify me.
Don't just vomit up half a...
The answers to your...
The clever boy would...
And then it will all make...
Then the people will become...
The power is...
That's all just bullsh!t.
Don't serve up bullsh!t.
(im doing this partially because the unkown is better than anything I can show on my budget).
For the story alone, such that it is, you have a girl, a dress, a forest, a home, and dirt.
I assume you also have many of the other trappings of a normal household.
In no budget filmmaking these are called "found objects."
Do you have scissors?
A blanket or towel?
A loaf of bread?
A can of tomato sauce?
Deck of cards?
An empty glass bottle?
A naked barbie doll?
A wooden spoon?
What cryptic story can be SUGGESTED with any of these common household objects?
You don't need CGI and special effects big budget bullsh!t anything.
What you do need is a cogent coherent thought.
She gets dirtier to evoke the factthat the journey is longer than we can see in the film, and much more rigorous.
And how is this passage of time otherwise indicated?
What journey? All I see is that she's tra-la-la-la-ing through the forest.
A journey from or journey to?
Do the rigors weaken or strengthen her?
What is the journey's purpose?
What is your purpose, director?