this is the final film i produced for my first year at staffs.ac on the film, tv and radio studies course. we were tasked with incorporating action sequences into fiction style films. this film subverts the latter by presenting a fictional 'vlog' in a non-fiction format. how fucking postmodern.
if you don't care about my filmmaking, firstly, why are you here? i'm going to be the best film student at my uni that doesn't even study film. secondly, here's a track i've been listening to a ton recently. i'm a long term fan of kate tempest and i found out she was in a band before her solo career. i hope you enjoy this track from their only album.
here are some things to look at/listen to
you remember in that last post i talked about making a bts film for a soundscape, as part of the film-part of my uni course? well, here is that. this is what i've worked on and submitted for the second semester of my ftvrs course at staffs.ac.
also, here's a mini-film (which kinda tries to take the piss out of action style techniques) made by the same team group of people myself included)
and if you're not interested in that, here's a music recommendation.
oh, and i found just the best twitter account while writing this post. i'm going to share that with you now.
Let me be honest with you, this year hasn't been the best year for me so far. To list a few bad things:
However my broad depression - and I don't throw that term around lightly, but at the same time don't want to let my condition define me, and I certainly don't want to sound melodramatic (oh shit) - has left me in a state of creative crisis, which I absolutely know that is common with people of my age who choose to use this platform to express themselves, especially those who have started originally with a 'vlogger's ethos.'
Feeling of wanting to create have been quashed by fears that nobody would care about my work, which in turn created feelings of not wanting to create. It's a vicious circle.
And it's not like I haven't tried. I lived away from home for the first half of this summer, and every time I took my camera out, everything I filmed ended up going in the bin. The only solid work I did while I was away was on my radio show, which I am absolutely assured is very much a passion project. I even felt like at times that my own production team didn't care.
But you don't want to know about that.
Today, the mix of optimism and depression was just right enough for me to film something that is bound to make you all feel desperately sad, or at the very least, slightly sentimental.
It's called 'Cutest of Imprisonments' and is about a guy waiting for a text.
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