Tinted

‘Tinted’ is a film about the anxiety of leaving lockdown / isolation. I made this just before lockdown was lifted, and used it as a way to express my own anxiety of going back to some sort of normality. I named it ‘Tinted’ as a link to the common phrase ‘rose coloured glasses’- pretending everything is ok and that the anxiety of the pandemic was not there as a way of being strong externally to others. The film changes from Black and White to coloured to show the change from the bleakness of isolation to welcoming back the colourful world we had lost during lockdown. The protagonist spills her coffee half way through the film, showing a break of this hard shell she has created; she shows a level of vulnerability as she leaves isolation.

Beautiful Traces

‘Beautiful Traces’ is the third part to my three-part series: Places, Faces, Traces. This project was my way of looking at human connection within the national lockdown; how do we affect and change spaces by our relationships to objects. I determined that three things create connection within our lives- other people, the places where we see these people and the objects we use to interact with others. In this part of the project, I wanted to focus on objects and/or signs that human life has been there. I focused on a lot of things in my family home that had been touched or moved by those who lived there, but that they hold some sort of value to those people- whether this be sentimental value or practical value.

Beautiful Faces

‘Beautiful Faces’ is the second part in my three-part series: Places, Faces, Traces. This project was my way of looking at human connection within the national lockdown; how do we affect and change spaces by our relationships to objects. I determined that three things create connection within our lives- other people, the places where we see these people and the objects we use to interact with others. This part of the project was focused on humans who bring me peace and I have a connection to. I got my friends to send in a short clip of themselves looking into the camera; not only did I want this to bring the challenge of looking at themselves for a significant amount of time, but also to allow audience members to connect with them as ‘characters’ in the film. 

Beautiful Places

‘Beautiful Places’ is the first video of my three-part series: Places, Face Traces. This project was my way of looking at human connection within the national lockdown; how do we affect and change spaces by our relationships to objects. I determined that three things create connection within our lives- other people, the places where we see these people and the objects we use to interact with others. ‘Places’ was the first part to this series, where I focused on places and their significance to me in my own life.

Roses Are Red

‘Roses Are Red’ is a film I shot with a few other students in December of 2018. My friend Archie directed the project, Alex was the DOP and I edited the project. We also had help from Lauren and Shiku. In the film, Archie plays a husband with anger issues and emotionally and physically abuses his wife, played by Lauren. We wanted to explore the taboo topic of domestic abuse- a topic that can so easily be portrayed in an insensitive way. We felt as if domestic abuse had never been shown in a secretive way in a film- when displayed within a narrative, the abuse was always explicit rather than implicit. We wanted to create this project as a way of displaying abuse in an implicit way- Archie’s body language, and subsequently Lauren’s body language, displays this fractured relationship between the two. This uncomfortable nature of their relationship only leads to the audience feeling awkward and as if they too are within this uncomfortable relationship- this is something we really wanted to play upon with our use of aesthetics, tone and atmosphere. We also put the film in black and white to further this uncomfortable atmosphere.