Since 2014, I've taken a serious approach to the visual art and I hope those three films show a progression of my learning and my attempt to replicate the codes and conventions of modern cinema. While I encourage you to explore the full films along with my other media projects (music videos, graphic design and corporate films) on gravitateproductions.co.uk, I've provided the following:
Much of the film's thematic, visual and audible styles were influenced by Whiplash (2014) as I attempted to create an exaggerated problem within a very mundane context. In this case, the problem is the risk of Damien getting sacked and the mundane context is that his job involves delivering mail. The visual style was influenced by Whiplash director, Damien Chazelle's own visual style as my cinematography involved a plethora of whip pans and flat framing, especially in the wide shots.
JUST THERE (2015)
This film was my attempt at creating tension through visual storytelling. Horror, in my opinion, is easy to make in terms of following the codes and conventions of the genre but is difficult in doing so, effectively engaging the audience. This was the first film where I had storyboarded some of the scenes, which had gotten me thinking more about cinematography and the motivation behind a director/DP choosing to use a particular shot. This film was an entry to MyRodeReel 2015, an international online film competition, which gave me a deadline and time limit to adhere to.
My first film was my initial take on drama. I'd made this film as an entry to MyRodeReel 2014. This was challenging as I'd never made a film before that involved following the traditional filmmaking process. I had learned some basic principles such as triangle coverage and the rule of thirds. This was my first ever experience editing narrative film (aside from the home movies I'd made as a child) and was difficult as I had lacked coverage in a scene, resulting in the intercut between the scene where Katie confronts Daniel with Daniel's overdose.