Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Shoot

Okay, so I’ve finally caught up on my sleep and now its definitely time to catch up on my blog. As you may know, we recently shot a short film ‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy‘ by Natasha over at Films and Things. It was an early start but the whole build up was worth it. From the journey (Which I may add, wow Devon has some tiny roads) … Continue reading Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Shoot

Rise of the Student Film Makers – Mash up

For one of our University tasks we were asked to create a mash up video using only online videos and three of our group film projects to form a recycled new story. We decided to create a Film trailer called ‘Rise of the Student Film Makers’ thus making a parody of the film title ‘Rise of the Planet Apes’. With trailer like features, for example; … Continue reading Rise of the Student Film Makers – Mash up

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)

Short Films that have Inspired me | Around the World

After visiting the 3rd Annual Doc Film Festival in Leicester, I had the wonderful opportunity to to meet talented people and watch diverse, short films. Name: Inner light Director: Nick Lee-Shield and Emma Fay Synopsis: A video to stimulate the senses, looking beneath the surface, exploring views on inner light. The first short film I saw was called ‘Inner Light’ with hands-down a great make-up … Continue reading Short Films that have Inspired me | Around the World

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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

“A for Apple, B for Ball…” – 3 Idiots Review

Since watching many Bollywood films at a very young age, I can confidently say that ‘3 idiots’ is one of the best of all time. With the astonishing 19 wins and 10 nominations, 3 idiots has been a huge success all over the world, especially in India. Director Rajkumar Hirani has amazingly created this comedy drama, which manifests stomach aching humour to an arousal of … Continue reading “A for Apple, B for Ball…” – 3 Idiots Review

‘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

My reactions to ‘Twilight’

Having watched all the Twilight films before, my response to studying this film for the module was neutral and slightly excited at the same time relieved that it wasn’t a film I have never seen before. Before knowing Twilight was going to be the focus of our module, I already had thoughts about particular concepts. Therefore, I am more than happy to study this film, as I … Continue reading My reactions to ‘Twilight’

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’?