This is the mood board I created to convey how the different elements of mise-en-scene make up the rock genre. With these images, you can see the main article of clothing worn by people in the rock genre is a black leather jackets and tight jeans. Also, you can see that rock stars tend to look unkempt with their long shaggy hair.
The denotations that go along with these images is long unkempt hair, black leather jackets, they tend to wear darker colours, also a lot of rock stars tend to have heavy eye makeup. The connotations that go along with the rock genre is that they are a rebellion, they typically resist societies norms. The makeup is an example of resistance as not only female rock stars have heavy eye makeup but so do the males, something that which is not conventional to what society expects.
The picture above is of my partner, we tried to create a rock look with the items that were available to us. The look turned out to be fairly accurate however, there we certain parts of the look that didn’t fit in very well with the rock genre, for example the trousers. This is because we were not able to find any that fit in with our theme. We were able to find items that went in extremely well with out genre. Examples being the leather jacket and the long, unkempt hair.
Whilst making the mood board I noticed how rock stars like to accessories their looks, it turns in to a signature item for them to wear, for example Axl Rose always wears bandannas and slash always had on a top hat. They were known to wear these additional accessories, with this idea in mind we added the singular leather glove and a bright gold bandanna. The accessories connote that rock stars enjoy rebelling against conformity and liked being individualistic.
The body language and facial expression is strong and intimidating this connotes a very serious person who demands a presence. The facial expression gives a very threatening and angry vibe to illustrate the god complex so many famous rock stars have.
After further research into how people in the rock genre look and behave, we put together our final costume and decided what the best shots would be, this included looking at camera angles, props and lighting.
For the costume, we went with grey boots, black skinny jeans, black leather jacket, a slayer t-shirt, a single finger-less leather glove, a black shaggy wig and a metallic gold bandanna. We went with a more classic rock look than modern rock looks.
We used 3 different lights in our photos. A key light (the main source of light in our photographs.) We also had a fill light and a back light. We used different lighting for each photo as we needed to highlight different parts at different times. For example, sometimes we needed the face to be slightly shaded so it could come across as mysterious and as if he had a bad attitude. In the shouting photos, the exposure on the face is greater because we wanted to convey arrogance and cockiness so we highlighted the fact he was shouting.
Body language and facial expression was an important aspect that we looked at. We had to use a different range of poses as sometimes rock stars come across as serious and mysterious but other times they are loud and reckless. Because of this we did a range of the two.
This was our final image. We chose this image because it best portrays the classic rock star. We used high key lighting on the face to highlight how serious he is, also his facial expression shows he has an attitude and that he is annoyed, it conveys a sense of mystery. The pose is to help engage with the audience as everybody knows that it is the universal sign for rock n roll.