Watching the examples of Long Portraits given to us in the brief, I decided to take a humorous approach and attempt a Spicy Ramen Noodle Challenge. From watching previous videos or peoples reaction to spice, I knew that the face would give a strong visual reaction. In doing this, I felt that I would be able to catch dramatic and exaggerated facial expressions, thus making it interesting to watch.
I selected the first minute of the challenge as I felt the initial shock of the heat created the most dramatic expressions. I also chose to shoot two subjects as I felt that this would create a contrast in expressions, thus creating a funnier visual.
If I were to shoot this again, I would perhaps focus on one person and zoom in to their face, in order to capture the intense expressions. I feel that I am showing a bit too much of the frame and in doing so have created chances for the viewer to be distracted from the facial features.
“I like the fact the it was different from the rest of the pieces I saw, original take.”