The costumes for our characters are very important as it can help to portray their personalities, especially as we have no dialogue within our film. So the characters clothing, their actions and the way they are conveyed by the choice of camera shots and editing is the only way for our demograph to find out about our characters. Also, as we are having shots of Lucas and Grace together in different locations, they don’t necessarily need to be wearing the same clothes, so continuity with costumes will not be an issue here. However, we want to have a contrast in clothing between the successful Lucas and the family orientated Lucas, hence creating verisimilitude.
· Successful Lucas – Suit to connote business man and professionalism and a strict/stern lifestyle which reflects why he gets quite stressed.
· Family orientated Lucas – Casual clothes to reflect his laid back life.
· Grace – Casual clothing to represent a care free life.
· A “Will You Marry Me” T-Shirt – One of the scenes in the family orientated life shows Lucas proposing to Grace, however we didn’t want him to get down on one knee as we thought that was very cliché, therefore instead we have decided upon a unique idea whereby Lucas will undo his coat to show a t-shirt which reads: “Will You Marry Me”. Again, this way of proposing reflects how Lucas is quite a fun character, which will contrast how he is portrayed in the successful life.
|Lucas - casual clothing - family orientated life|
|Grace - casual clothing|