I am writing a video proposal on the poem Frankenstein by Edward Field. I think that the location would be somewhere similar to an old broken down village, with cottages and farms, as well as a giant castle or fortress next to the village. The lighting in this video would be a very dark setting, with the only light sources being the harsh light of the torches hung on the wall and carried by the villagers and at the cottage there would be some lanterns.
For the props in this video, there would be dirty tables, nails, scientific contraptions, screws everywhere and torches in the dungeon, where as in the village there would be torches, broken down structures, pitch forks, and moss on almost everything. At the cottage where the old man lives, there would be lanterns, flowers, books, bread, wine, and cigars. For the costumes in this video, you would put Baron in a chainmail suit of armor, equipped with a helmet and a spear. Frankenstein’s monster, would be wearing screws on his neck, as well as a ripped brown coat and a ripped pair of pants, with stiches all over him. The villagers would be wearing cloth clothing with hoods and pitch forks and torches. The old man would be wearing a jacket with cloth under clothing.
The actors in the film would need to vary, from Baron being a short, older male, Frankenstein’s monster would need to be a tall, strong male character, and the villagers would be men and women, varying from all ages and heights. For the make-up, the monster would be green, with screws in his neck and stiches everywhere, with black short hair. The villagers would be dirty and roughed up, with Baron having some scrapes, and the old man would need white hair and to be clean.
The sound effects and background music would consist of many things. For the background music at the start when all the villagers are chasing the monster, it would be a very suspenseful, creepy type of music, while at the old man’s house, it would be a creepy, yet joyful type of music. The sound effects would consist of fire crackling throughout the whole thing until the monster gets the old man’s house, and loud footsteps, with a crowd chanting different things. Another thing I would plan for would be for the time period to be set in the early 1800’s or late 1700’s.