Christmas work

Why the creative process should involve things that are unfamiliar to you:

By incorporating things that are unfamiliar to yourself in creative processes you get to expand your mind to new ideas and new ways of doing things for example if you were taking a photo but instead of taking a standard landscape picture you took the picture in a round of angles with subtly different lights you would get a panoramic with a gradient so that the image turns from day to night and provides a 360 view which thought it involves the same picture it becomes a very different experience and so by experimenting like that you expand your imagination so that you know how your creativity can be manipulated to create very different emotions without changing what the source of the creative flow is.

Another benefit of including things that are unfamiliar to yourself is that you can develop new interests making you life a better one. if your life is better (you are happier) the chances are that you will have a greater enthusiasm for your work and so will create more heartfelt and interesting work that could stimulate new and unknown emotions within others.


unfamiliar film:

I watched a tale of two sisters as an unfamiliar film as it is world cinema and horror which is one of my least favorite genera.

the film uses a lot of unusual angles like the one seen above these helped to show the relationships between characters and can change the mood of a setting greatly.

this film is a very strange one as it explores the traditional Japanese idea that ghosts look exactly the same as normal people and it then goes further by incorporating multiple personality syndrome. it confuses the plot further by having some scenes out of order  so that the story is very difficult to follow thus causing debate among viewers using the confusion as a hook. however the actual story when you find out what it is isn’t acutely difficult to follow as like most films it is partly derived from the brothers Grim’s story’s.

As a filmmaker this film was of value to me as it firstly showed me the style of film made by Korea and showed unfamiliar cultural beliefs but also because it showed a different style of tension building through the use of flashbacks, dreams and the relationship between the characters. the characters relationships are strange as they consist mostly of staring and of only one speaker, this makes an uncomfortable atmosphere but this is due to the fact that of the people there only two are real but one has multiple personality syndrome and one is a ghost which reflects the traditional idea of ghosts in Japanese culture so there was a tension which reflected the current circumstance though you didn’t realize until the end.


No Film School:

my choice of a career is director / writer / actor. i found this article relevant as it talks about how to get as much filming as possible done in a single take  with a small budget which is important for directing and producing films.

In my next project i would like to film large chunks / multiply takes without cutting and from that only cutting in the edit or for a location change as good practice.

when writing or coming up with a short film idea i shall plan it as though i was doing it all in one long take meaning that the idea should become tighter and more refined.


About kitjaytaylor

Film student
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One Response to Christmas work

  1. kendalcollegefilm says:

    Interesting! I look forward to seeing you work in longer takes—there’s a rich tradition of shooting in long takes with dynamic camera movements—it’s hard to achieve on low budgets, so treat with caution! I’m also pleased to see you tackle a film that’s so unfamiliar to you. You haven’t addressed whether the film held any value to you as a filmmaker—did you learn anything from it? Would you watch something similar again?


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