Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vixen or Victim – TAFE Film Noir Project

We love our TAFE course. We always learn new stuff and have fun – so what’s not to like about that? Our latest project is to create an image in the film noir genre. Rather than re-pick teams out teacher decided just to use the same teams as for the Cocteau Madness project.

We had the idea of Pegg waiting for a bus (1950’s style) & then playing with shadows let the viewer decide what was about to happen, or had just happened.

Some of the variations included:

  • shooting front-on with a menacing shadow behind her
  • swapping her shadow for another (subtle but spooky)
  • revealing a shadowy figure

Pegg really went to town with this project organising nearly all the associated props and costumes. She was definitely the star of the shoot. Caleb was our “mystery man”, whilst Helen was talent wrangler, props, wardrobe and continuity supervisor.

I hope you like the results, we certainly had fun making them.

Vixen or Victim 1

Vixen or Victim 1

Vixen or Victim 2

Vixen or Victim 2

Vixen or Victim 3

Vixen or Victim 3

Vixen or Victim 4

Vixen or Victim 4

Ms Pegg strikes a pose

Ms Pegg strikes a pose

Mark & Caleb - "blue steel"

Mark & Caleb – “blue steel”

Team Snake

Team Snake

#tafe #filmnoir