Video

The Game

This five minute experimental drama depicts the negative and lasting psychological effects of spending excessive amounts of time on computer gaming, and addiction thereto. The film illustrates how the protagonist’s reality is blurred with the imaginary: is this digital world to which he repeatedly escapes his new reality? Alcoholism and drug-dependency are similarly routed in this escapism, and in a similar vicious-cycle that precludes its destruction: Gaming addiction is not something to be trivialised. This mini-documentary was shot in HD using a JVC HM750-E video camera and edited on Adobe Premiere Pro.

Semester 5 (September – December 2015) : Independent Film Practice.


Who is Roy Johnson?

This eclectic mini-documentary follows an amateur British wrestler in the week leading up to his debut wrestling match. The title immediately highlights Rory’s disposition towards creating an alter-ego. Formal interviews form the chronological structure to the piece, focusing on Rory’s feelings on his weight-lifting injury, and the possibility of suffering further injuries through wrestling. The question of nerves and apprehension is also a central and recurring consideration. This mini-documentary was shot in HD using a JVC HM750-E video camera and edited on Adobe Premiere Pro.

Semester 4 (January – May 2015) : Non-Fiction Filmmaking.


An Experiment With Sound

This piece, submitted as my third assignment, had to be filmed in one single shot, and had to tell a story by virtue of a post-production sound design. Adding music for dramatic effect was not allowed, and only three words of dialogue were permitted. Production and planning was based on a futuristic, post apocalyptic war scenario. This piece successfully meets the criteria outlined in the assignment brief since I deliberately filmed on location without laying an audio track. It is therefore apparent that the audio on the film is completely the product of an experimental sound-design.

Semester 1 (September – December 2013) : Introduction to Video.


Fragile

This short film was produced as the second assignment for my Media Studies degree. Although the core principle was to demonstrate an understanding of the ‘180-degree rule’, we also included ‘Creative Geography’ techniques inspired by Maya Deren’s “At Land” (1944). The film clearly demonstrates an understanding of the 180-degree rule, furthermore, the geographical clarity that the rule establishes is highly contrasted at the end of the film when the main character suffers a nervous breakdown. The techniques involved in the realisation of creative geography were also well executed.

Semester 1 (September – December 2013) : Introduction to Video.


The Heist

This short film was the first assignment produced for my Media Studies degree. The objective was to demonstrate an understanding of the Kuleshov effect. The film clearly satisfies the criteria outlined in the assignment brief in that two different emotions are successfully implied by use of a neutral expression, courtesy of ‘The Kuleshov Guy’. The first emotion implied is one of worry and fear of being caught out in a robbery, the second emotion is more about being in agreement and happier about the plan. This project was shot in HD using a JVC HM750-E video camera and edited on Adobe Premiere Pro.

Semester 1 (September – December 2013) : Introduction to Video.