- Tools - i.e. Hammer, wrenches, nuts and bolts and so on.
- Car Spares - Tyres, Oil cans/bottles.
- Paint pots, brushes
- Car Wash equipment - Pressure Washer, Sponge, Car polisher/Buffer, Bucket, Car wash bottle, ice scraper
- Villain - The Demented Pressure Washer
- Hero - The Wonderful Wrench
- Sidekick - The Silly Ice Scraper
The Wonderful Wrench and Sidekick The Silly Ice Scraper -
Finally the last part of the lesson was thinking of props that we would relate to an iconic character. I was given the character Penfold from Danger Mouse which I found rather difficult. I wasn't particularly familiar with the character himself and did a little bit of research. I found that the character was rather cowardly, always being kidnapped and having to be saved by Danger Mouse and knows martial arts but wasn't very good at it. I struggled for a while in an attempt to create some props which would define his characteristics but the things that I was coming up with would not be able to define the character just by looking at the shape of the prop. I originally thought of a watch that may show Danger Mouse the coordinates of Penfold's location everytime he gets kidnapped but as I said before this needed explanation and by its design alone would not show the audience what type of character they were looking at. In response to his martial arts skills I thought about nunchukas made of rubber as to not hurt himself when practicing.
Justin came over and realised that I was struggling with ideas asked me to break down the character into shapes like we did a few weeks back and then what Penfold's clothing said to me. Penfold is round and soft but has an untidy dress sense therefore the objects designated to him must be of a soft shape but untidy. Justin gave the idea of a battered old teddy bear and then I thought of a roundish suitcase which was untidy with papers hanging out of the case.
I did find this lesson quite hard as seeing characters within inanimate objects was challenging for me but much like every lesson I'm there to learn and I just need to make sure I improve on the skills that Justin is providing us with.