The Design and Resources group has been researching the world of a mining village in Fife in 1926. This has involved gathering photos, making models, drawing and talking.
We are now very much focused on the Mini Shoot in February, for which we have to design and make an interior of a miner’s row cottage.
The interior needs to look convincingly realistic for the first part of the filming, and then is revealed as a stage set.
So we are very busy, trying to work within the schedule and budget, and juggling all the different requirements!
Below are some photos of the scale model which we have made as our guide to what the finished set will look like. It is a basic model, and onto this will be put set dressing, to make the space look lived in, and real.
The script also calls for quite a few props/ pieces of furniture, so we must make sure that we have all of those, so that the filming will be smooth, with no hold ups.
We would welcome help from anyone who can offer it, as this is quite a big job.
The build is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday and Sunday afternoon this week and next week.. Times and dates are:
Wednesday 2nd 2pm – 7pm
Thursday 3rd 11 pm – 5.30 pm
Sunday 6th 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 8th 12 pm – 9pm
Thursday 9th 11pm – 5.30 pm
Sunday 13th 2 – 5pm
We will be painting and texturing the set on:
Wednesday 16th 1pm – 9pm
Thursday 17th 11 pm – 5.30 pm
We will also be gathering props, and making things like the ticket for Canada, and we will need people to do things like clean up the range which we are borrowing, sew curtains, look for things which we don’t have etc. etc.
This will all be ongoing during the build times, but if you are interested in building, painting, or anything else, and you can’t make any of those times, please let me know, and I will try to arrange extra sessions when people are available (possibly Saturday)
At the moment we are looking for the following items:
A rag rug (which looks like it is from 1926 – in traditional style)
An armchair ( the kind of thing which may have been in a miner’s house in 1926 – not too posh, and not a modern style)
A lace curtain (not a net curtain)
A small footstool (1926 style!)
If you think you may have any of these items, and wouldn’t mind lending them, please get in touch with me, or Helen, or Fiona.
Thanks – the build and painting will be fun, and interesting, I hope – but possibly quite messy, so please don’t wear your best clothes when you come to help!