I would love to create some more 'arty' films with more atmosphere in the future. Films such as, Norma's Colours by Florence Kennard (found HERE), and When Day is Done by Brandon Roots (found HERE) Bacon & God's Wrath by Sol Friedman (found HERE). I watch lots of films on Short of the Week in my spare time and always come away feeling inspired. I really feel like film making is an exciting new venture for me. It has the ability to say so much. I often feel that my paintings don't quite say exactly what I want them to say... maybe film can help with this?
FILM IDEA WITH AUNTY KATHY
After the hand in my plan is to go up to Bristol and stay with my aunt for a few days and conduct some interviews with her. There was a conversation that we had during the summer that has stood out in my mind. We were discussing my grandparents and that part of the family. She was telling me some stories that she had recently found out about her paternal grandmother (my great-grandmother) from a family friend at a funeral. She said that during this conversation she realised that once the last person of that generation had died, she would then belong to the 'elder generation'. My aunt has always been a very inspiring and vibrant person with heaps of energy so I'm sure she will be a great person to interview!
I have learnt a lot from my mistakes with the previous films in terms of sound and editing and the importance of outtakes. So I feel much more confident in producing a film of good quality.
MEDIUM FORMAT PHOTOS
I've been looking at a lot of domestic doccumentary photography recently, especially the work of Tom Hunter whose work has a beautiful painterly quality. His compositions often resemble the paintings of the old masters (in fact much of his work mimics old paintings).
I would love to create a series of images which focus on the lives of the women I have been interviewing. I would like them to be comositionally very similar to old paintings. I think that shooting in medium format would suit them best because it has a beautiful sensitivity about it and the quality almost mimics paint.
I think that in order to take images that truely reflect the subject and their lives, I would have to spend a good amount of time with them so that they become comfortable with the camera and so I can pick up on their habitual routines.
Various artists - see here for more.