These are pictures from my Senior Show, Act I of “The Rings”: A Cinematic Storytelling by Sierra Bennett
I remember how much effort it took to make these, how much time and how I was taking like 6 classes along with doing my senior show. I also had a job waitressing. I don’t know how I did it. Probably the drive to make something I truly believed in. Something I made. I was influenced by Cindy Sherman’s classic ” Untitled Film Stills” and her use of Noir settings (look it up kids- I mean it!). I think she is amazing and was really drawn to her in Art History. She was a woman after my own heart. Doing her makeup, costumes and putting together a miniature story.
I love storytelling, it’s an art form that is unto itself. I realized I wanted to make sense of a story instead of just random film stills. I felt as though I was telling a story I could still leave the audience guessing.
*Fun fact: These were taken at the Appalachian Student Center at North Georgia College & State University. It’s a really old house. really creep and I promise we heard some freaky noises that no one could have done or that could be explained*
Stay tuned for Act II tomorrow!