I am really excited to share with you this week the behind-the-scenes photographs and the final edit of the video created with students from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) as part of their Alice Re-Imagined Project.
If you missed Part One, don’t worry you can catch up by clicking this link to read the previous blog article. Keep reading if you are ready to follow the white rabbit and jump down, down, down into Wonderland.
I visited Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire and was greeted by the sights of the magnificent grounds and historic house. The team of Film Students: Rachel Mellors, Lewis J. Dyer and Jake O’Brien, had already visited the site and planned where the shots would take place. We filmed in the Spanish Garden, the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, outside Main Entrance and inside various rooms within the mansion house. I felt quite inspired by the exquisitely maintained gardens and could imagine a deck of cards popping out spontaneously to paint the roses red.
The following quote from Alice in Wonderland captures the essence of the filming day. It captures the magic of the quick changes as I switched between different costumes, characteristics and settings.
“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” [Lewis Carroll]
Here are a few snapshots taken by the students and lecturers whilst we were filming.
Finally, I am thrilled to share with you the final edit. The students have done a wonderful job, and I had a wonderful time taking part in the project.
I would like to thank Emma Belli for asking me to participate in this project and for introducing me to her colleagues at NTU. I really enjoyed working with her and Lottie Adams. They are both focused on finding industry experiences for their students so that they finish their NTU courses with professional portfolios that will help them stand out from the crowd. I would also like to thank Adrian Davies and the Newstead Abbey Team for making me feel so welcome whilst we were filming at Newstead Abbey.Follow Charlotte Hoather on WordPress.com