‘Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments.’ I find this quote from Director Jason Reitman (Juno 2007, […]Read more "|264MC| Reflection and Analysis of Short Film Module"
It is no mystery that in modern mainstream culture today, feature films are of greater value than short films. On average cinemas across the UK receive over 10 million admissions per month with 2016 tallying a grand total of 168,259,894 admissions. For the average film viewer a visit to the nearest multiplex or independent movie […]Read more "|264MC| Contextualising Short Film Production"
PHOTOGRAPHING THE FACE Our first cinematography task of the year was to create a 60 second short using a single shot centered around the notion of Photographing the Face, without any dialogue. This exercise was given to us to make us pay attention to the details involved in creating imagery, and how we use the imagery […]Read more "|260MC| Portfolio"
WHAT For our final piece of coursework for this module we got into production groups and was given a photograph or painting with which we had to produce a cinematic response to, in the form of a 4-6 minute short film. My group was given this photograph which we found out was taken in 1955 […]Read more "/260MC/ Final Short Film:"
INTRODUCTION Our Documentary ‘Not By Choice’ is about Tim Webster. He is a farmer based in North Yorkshire in England who, like many farmers across the UK, shoots animals which threaten to destroy his crops and produce. The intention of the film is that it provides the perspective of an ordinary British farmer, who has to […]Read more "|261MC|Project Reflection"
SYNOPSIS Attracting the hate and judgment of others, affable Yorkshire Farmer Tim Webster is forced to shoot pests which threaten not just his crops, but his livelihood. Tim has run his family farm for decades and has possessed a shotgun since he was just a young boy, but to the surprise of many remains indifferent to the […]Read more "|261mc| Project: Not By Choice"
WHAT The 3rd 260mc cinematography task focused on teaching us the fundamentals of cinematic lighting and using it as a way of conveying the intended mood and style to communicate visually with the viewers. We got into groups and were given a photograph with which we had to produce a cinematic response, centered around trying […]Read more "|260MC| Lighting From A Photograph"