P2P Completion/Edit Process – Documentary

Overall, I am very pleased throughout the whole process of creating our Documentary. When editing , I needed to consider various stages before hand. With all my footage gathered, I thoroughly went through each individual video as well as the audio, to make sure I hadn’t missed anything out. During intervals I looked back at this rough edit plan to help me visually see what would … Continue reading P2P Completion/Edit Process – Documentary

Reflection 2 – P2P Research Process

“It’s like God had sent me to fulfil my karma…” – Surendrakumar Bhagat As I set out to make a Documentary Film on my Grandfather: Surendrakumar Bhagat, I came across various aspects of research. I came to a conclusion that knowing your subject was key in the making. With historical knowledge as well as constantly talking to them face-to-face regarding their experiences, taking an interest and listening … Continue reading Reflection 2 – P2P Research Process

P2P Shoot Process – Documentary

For the shooting process, we did a lot of  pre-production planning in order for the shoot to run smoothly. After researching my subject, I created a rough script with him to outline the three minute structure. Brief Script Shooting Script We shot the interview at my house on 15/02/13, giving us plenty of time to edit. The shoot went well and the results were pleasing. … Continue reading P2P Shoot Process – Documentary

Tate Modern museum visit

Tate Modern visit After visiting the Tate Modern Museum in London from University for the first time, I have to honestly say that I wasn’t very satisfied. Maybe their perceptions of art is completely the opposite to mine, which of course Art itself has no definition. Though, to an extent some pieces of simple canvas’s splattered with red paint is something we should agree-to-disagree. Having … Continue reading Tate Modern museum visit

My Poetic Eyes – Female Victims

I decided to base my film on the rise of female victims through violence and rape cases. My idea was initially inspired by the outrageous, recent rape case of the 23 year old ‘Damini’ in New Delhi. She was raped by five men on a bus and abused with a metal rod. Her case was horrific and internationally protested. Today, rape is exploited; the word … Continue reading My Poetic Eyes – Female Victims

Documentary Treatment and Visuals

Subject My grandfather was born on the 25th March 1948 in the city Nadiad which is located in Kheda District, Gujarat, India. He began school up until the 8th Standard at Sonarola High School. However, due to his parents’ small, tailoring business they had to shift to another village. He passed his matriculation exam in 1964 and then joined Nadiad’s College for further study. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Documentary Treatment and Visuals

Struggle with life and Race against time (Documentary Proposal)

Documentary on my Grandfather: Surendrakumar Bhagat For the People to People series I would like to make a compelling documentary on my Grandfather; Surendrakumar Bhagat. My grandfather was born on the 25th March 1948 in the city Nadiad which is located in Kheda District, Gujarat, India. He began school up until the 8th Standard at Sonarola High School. However, due to his parents’ small, tailoring … Continue reading Struggle with life and Race against time (Documentary Proposal)

‘Crash. Bang. Wallop’ | The importance of Sound in Film

Last week, I had a lecture about the importance of Soundscapes and Sound Design in Films. Sound is often not focused upon, however is significant within films to portray particular meanings, emphasize emotion, connotations of characters, create an ambience and more. For example try watching a Horror Film without sound, doesn’t scare you right? Well how about the James Bond films without sound or music? … Continue reading ‘Crash. Bang. Wallop’ | The importance of Sound in Film

Leicester Doc Film Festival

I visited the 3rd Annual Doc Film Festival in Leicester today. It was a great experience, as I got to meet talented people and watch diverse, short documentaries. The first short film I saw was called ‘Inner Light’ which was a abstract video with hands-down a great make-up artist. I also saw ‘Against the Ropes’ which featured a story of Neville Brown’s mixed heritage views. … Continue reading Leicester Doc Film Festival

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La Jetee | Chris Marker (1962) – Film Review & Research

After being shown a short snippet of the French film ‘La Jetee’ in my lecture, I had to go and watch the full film, write a review on it, research the Director and explore the techniques used. I have to say that I haven’t seen many classic, black and white films, but after watching La Jetee I really enjoyed it. The film follows “a story of … Continue reading La Jetee | Chris Marker (1962) – Film Review & Research

HIT/MISS – Group Short Film Overview

HIT/MISS Short Film Synopsis: Every action no matter how small, has an infinite amount of consequence…a breath, a pause, a moment. Each contains its own universe. Fate is sealed and time always tells. In my words – Everything happens for a reason. The short film ‘HIT/MISS’ was a group task, which we had to complete within four weeks. We began this process by first thinking … Continue reading HIT/MISS – Group Short Film Overview

‘Every family has its demons’ – Dark Shadows review

Tim burton has yet again returned with a dark, gothic tale overlapped with a surreal, groovy comic twist in his latest film  ‘Dark Shadows’. Not having watched the series by Dan Curtis before, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. However, I have to admit that by watching the trailer, I was expecting more of a magick, dark spell-bounding adventure. The film begins in the … Continue reading ‘Every family has its demons’ – Dark Shadows review

Beautiful Nature | My 60 Second project

Beautiful Nature | 60 Second Project https://vimeo.com/51861632 “Everthing is Beautiful, you just have to see it through that special eye…” – Meera Darji This is a short Film/Video consisting of series of technically beautiful shots of nature. As part of a small University project, my task was to create a 60 second technically beautiful piece of work, which could be used as showreel material. The … Continue reading Beautiful Nature | My 60 Second project

“I don’t know what pain is. Fear? Don’t know that too!” – I Saw the Devil Review

After watching the Korean film ‘I Saw the Devil’ for the very first time, I must say that I enjoyed the unforgettable thrilling experience. The graphically violent thriller follows an enthralling plot where a serial killer murders innocent victims. The film kicks off with an innocent pregnant woman who is gruesomely murdered by the villain Kyung-chul – played by Min-sik Choi. This female protagonist happens … Continue reading “I don’t know what pain is. Fear? Don’t know that too!” – I Saw the Devil Review

What is the ‘Media’?

The Media is constantly around each and every one of us. We are all surrounded by the Media, whether it’s at the bus stop, watching a television advertisement, reading the newspaper, watching a Film, reading the magazine, surfing the internet or even listening to the Radio. For me the Media is not all about commercials and advertising products, it’s about the way in which the … Continue reading What is the ‘Media’?