Like other people do
The camerawork use din this film is used to portray the happiness this man
cam emote for other people by brightening up their day with all the treats he
leaves for people to find. Not everyone appreciates what he does however.
The camera tends to look down on the treats he leaves for people when they
do not appreciate what has been left for them, however the people who do
appreciate what they have been left the camerawork tends to either be on the
same agley as them or looking up towards the treat ( a heart shaped pie).
The shots are quite close, medium close up, this has been done so the viewer
is able to see the facial emotions and body language they show when they
find these treats.
The editing used in this film is quite slow paced. It matches that of the slow
paced music which adds to the emotive response the people show. The
editing also matches the shots used in the sequence because with all the
medium close ups used the slow paced edits allow enough time for us to take
in what these people are feeling through their facial expressions and body
language. The edits aren’t rushed so we are able to keep focus on what the
man is trying to do for these people rather than lots of fast paced cuts from
shot to shot.
Mise en scene
All the props, settings and locations used in this short film show how some
people appreciate what he does and how others don’t. we see the letters of
complaint that one woman is writing however this is challenged by her own
ignorance when we see her eating the food she is complaining about. The
heart shaped treats themselves say a lot. He is trying to spread a little love in
the dull boring surroundings he and the other characters are set in. by
spreading all his treats to lots of people he is in a way spreading little seeds of
love to try and brighten his and mainly other peoples day. Another example is
where he oils the miniature windmill, it is merely a garden feature but he oils it
up just to make it run smoother making its job a lot easier.
The soundtrack use din the film as said above is slow tempo that runs
smoothly with the pace of the editing. Its not a depressing song because that
would clash with what the protagonist is trying to do in the film. It runs in
favour of the good attitude of the people in the film and the bad. It accentuates
the happiness people get when they find one of the mans treats and strangely
works with the miserable people as well the music spotlights how disregarded
some of his treats get as well. And at the end of the sequence the big ending
of the song sits nicely with how the man feels satisfied with what he has
accomplished. He feels happy to make other people days just a bit brighter
The camerawork used in this film has used a lot of close ups, again to show
expressions and emotions on characters faces, the young school boy who is
clearly bothered about starting a new school. Some long shots and extreme
long shots have been used to set the scene (countryside) some panning used
to look through the playground and see all the other kids who are having fun.
And one scene where the school boy is sitting down and his father standing
over him, the camerawork here suggests who has control/power over whom.
The camera angle used here clearly suggests that the father is in power as
the angle looks up at him. This power is them transferred through the
camerawork when the headmaster turns up and the father leaves.
The editing we see here again isn’t very fast paced, it’s a slow boring day as
the two walk to school. The boy isn’t excited about the new school if anything
he isn’t looking forward to it and this is conveyed in the pace of the slow edits.
This pace then speeds up slightly to match that of the hustle and bustle of the
playground, all the other kids a re excited to be out for playtime.
Mise en scene
This plays a huge roll in this film, everything suggests that this boy is an
outsider. He wears a coat that covers up his school uniform whereas we can
see some part of school uniform on the other school children which separates
him from them. The rainy miserable day matches that of the boy’s feelings
that day, he doesn’t want to go to this new school, he is feeling unsure of
himself and the new school. A lot of the time he is standing on his own even
as he and his father walked to school the boy was a few paces behind his
father. The Mise en scene suggests he is insecure about himself. This is
where the fence kicks in. on one side he doesn’t fit in with all the other school
kids and on the other he can feel more at one with himself, peaceful and quiet
at one with himself.
There is no music to convey feeling in this piece. All the sound we hear is
diagetic. With reference to the dialogue all we hear his father say is a
complaint about how late they are going to be and that it is the boys fault, this
adds to his insecurity. The headmaster of the school is very pleasant towards
him but to real acknowledgement is shown. We an hear all the other children
having fun outside which immediately challenges what the boy is feeling. One
major element is when the boy crosses the fence all the playground sound
immediately stops which suggests that what he has done is forbidden or has
never been done before. He is confronting their comfort zone by leaving the
playground unpermitted; the other side of the fence is his release.
Like the films before there has been a lot of focus on facial expressions, the
use of close ups and extra close ups and zooming has is emphasised the
unease and tension of the sequence. Some out of focus shots have been
used to add to that unease. The camera focuses a lot of certain aspects of the
face when people are talking, like eyes and lips, and effect that creates and
sustains that unease and tension. It is almost the same setup as a
documentary as we move from one shot of each person to another, seated as
if being interviewed. It almost feels like there is an interviewer behind the
Mixtures of slow and fast paced edits and cuts have been used. Because
these types of edits have been mixed together we never really get a sense of
where the film is going, which sits nicely with the direction the director is trying
to take this film in. the odd unknown eerie sort of feel.
Mise en scene
We never see the couple together, the only time we see two people together
is the couple having an affair, and the original girlfriend is always on her own,
she is never seen with the boyfriend she is talking about, we see them
arguing over the phone once but that is the only interaction they have for the
whole film. This could suggest the distance that is now between them since
The dialogue in the film suggests that she has no clue that her boyfriend is
having an affair with her best friend and that she completely trusts her and
can’t even comprehend the idea of her best friend having an affair with her
boyfriend. There is no music in the film either which is in keeping with the
documentary style that the film is travelling in.
Light ‘em up
the camerawork used in this film plays no amazing attention to detail on one
aspect in this sequence, we see London burning in the shots but it is never
made a point of. The focus is more how these two men are laying back just
watching the world destroy itself around them. Some close ups have been
used on the drugs they are using but that just points out they want to be
relaxed and calm as their world enters destruction before them and they are
soon to be costumed by it.
Slow paced to emphasise the tranquillity these two men are experiencing
whilst the complete opposite surrounds them.
Mise en scene
Two guys dressed as “chav’s” smoking marijuana, all they want to do is just
sit back and be in a calm jammed state of mind as everything falls apart
before them, what’s the need for running around in a frenzy when “the end is
Overall the piece is a very quiet one, one man asks for a light and they both
laugh at the irony as London burns down before them.