I have taken some pictures to create a visual treatment of my movie. Having some idea of what the scenes, setting, locations, characters, and more, would look and feel like really helps me create the right tone & style for my film, The Existence (2019), which is a sci-fi horror. So, I must have some images that harmonize with its genre. I love photography and taking photos as a hobby. I wanted to be a photographer before. But I had to drop the idea because I wanted to devote all my time and energy to pursue my acting & filmmaking career instead. So, I didn’t have time to practise, running around and taking pictures all day long and every day when I could use the time to write instead. Since if you want to be a professional photographer you have to take lots of photos and edit them almost constantly. I couldn’t do that if I also want to be an actor, writer, and filmmaker. So I just do it as a hobby instead. I therefore sometimes walk around with my camera and take some pictures of ideal filming locations, setting, etc., and edit and color grade the stills to suit the look, theme, and premise of my film visually and cinematically. I don’t need to exactly use all the locations in the shots I have taken. It’s just to create a visualization of the film look and where it could be filmed or find a similar locations instead. So, a visual treatment of my movie can, actually, help me make my film the way I want to make and write the treatment faster.
Below are some photos I took just yesterday: