January and February has flown by before we have had the chance to say 'Fiction report'. It's been a crazy couple of months, packed with script-writing, meetings, filming, and of course, the never-ending risk assessment form. But, 2018 has so far proven to be a great kick-up-the-bum for my film degree. Back in January, we … Continue reading Fiction Project: Part One
We have managed to survive our first trimester of the Napier University Film course! Our final brief asked us to work in groups to recreate a film scene of our choice. We needed to mirror the cinematography, lighting, and overall mise-en-scene of the scene. Myself, Kiran, Megan, and Alice initially decided to focus on Silence … Continue reading Misery Scene Recreation
The thing with a Cineworld Unlimited card is that to get full advantage of the subscription, it means you have to visit the cinema on a regular basis. After only seeing one film during November, I realised I was on course to give Cineworld some of my precious student cash. No sir! I decided the … Continue reading Is Suburbicon an idyllic watch?
For this particular brief, we were asked to film a 1 minute visual of an individual in a specific location. I chose to film my close friend Helen, who is passionate about dancing. My chosen location - a street in Edinburgh. Why? Helen loves Sister Act, and in the second film there a scene where … Continue reading Visual Exercise 3 : Dance it Out.
Set with the task of filming a 5 take visual of a chosen location, I decided that I wanted to really test my ability with the camera. With this in mind, I chose the Edinburgh Vaults; recorded as one of the world's highest paranormal activity sights. However, I wasn't there to capture a ghost on … Continue reading Visual Exercise 2: Edinburgh Vaults.
Despite a collaboration of 1980's haircuts, a radioactive monster and Winona Ryder making a comeback; there is nothing strange about the success circulating the Duffer Brother's 'Stranger Things'. A sceptical fan initially, the crazy plot occurring in Hawkins during the 1980's grabbed hold of me tightly; and has refused to let me go ever since. The … Continue reading An Analysis of ‘Stranger Things’.
This week we were given a visual task to film a subject with various aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. We were provided with Canon XF105 cameras; which having never used one before, proved quite challenging. I personally don't feel as comfortable filming with a camera, which is a main reason why I am … Continue reading Visual Exercise 1: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO