RUNNING MACHINEFilming one of our models on a running machine (which can be sourced from the school’s gym) for a filler in the documentary will act as supportive imagery for our documentary’s message as it will connote and emphasize the addiction individuals with eating disorders are known to hold when it comes to exercise in order to get thin.
TAPE MEASUREThe tape measure is as icon of loosing or a fixation on weight as its used conventionally on the waist to check your measurements. Using it as a filler will further connote an obsession on weight and looking thinner.
SOCIAL NETWORKING ON PHONEMany teens are accessing social networking sites through their phones as it’s easy, cheap access, so this filler will further connote the easy accessibility of new media that we are bombarded with (as its adjacent to the digital native era) and thus easy access to pro ana websites and pro ana behaviour and language on social networking sites such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook (which is the focus of our documentary,)
LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHESClothes clearly displayed that are loose connote that the person has lost a considerable amount of weight and it showing it off. Often on Tumblr blogs people do this themselves, making a competition out of loosing weight and keeping the item to show how much they have lost and encourage them to loose further. This kind of competition is what we want to hinder, and by putting a negative tone on it in our documentary hopefully this can be achieved.
FUNHOUSE MIRRORSSuch mirrors connote childhood, and often images of funhouse mirrors have children in them. These fillers will connote an innocent distorted as a result of what is reflected (represented by the mirrors that distort the body) in society (the online-society more specifically)So these added fillers will hopefully space out the documentary in general, as well as the interviews and we can’t until the last pieces are added and we can see the completed piece getting closer and closer.