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#1 Oliver Hadlow Martin

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

  




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Shot on the Sony F3 in Wales. It's a cute story about two Artists that live in Rural Wales (It's in the UK for my non British members ;) )




Comments and critique always Welcome.




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#2 Oliver Hadlow Martin

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

Don't know how to edit posts, but thought I would add I'm a second year undergraduate at the University of York.
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#3 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

 
.......It's a cute story about two Artists that live in Rural Wales
......Comments and critique always Welcome.
Oliver.


I really enjoyed that. Partly because I loved turning pottery when I was a kid. I like the simplicity of your film, the fact that it is a direct, honest observation. They (the artists) blur the boundary between making craft and making art. I would happily watch the one hour version, with that idea expanded and a lot more impressionistic details of them, their life forming a collage layer. In this short version I felt the artists were a bit hidden. I couldn't tell if this was a function of your working process, how that might have limited what you were able to photograph, or whether you were deliberately suggesting a sense of anonymity.

I would be happy if "reality TV" basically disappeared and was replaced with documentaries. I mean film that actually offers us some insight and learning. Here in New Zealand a "documentary" will typically have a minor celebrity trot their way through some new place or thing. Any chance of in depth observation or interesting idea is subverted by a lot of superficial, over personalized reactions.

Cheers,
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:04 PM

That was awesome! I watched the whole thing and loved it. Great work.
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#5 Oliver Hadlow Martin

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for the comments chaps, sorry it took so long to respond I forgot my password here. ha.




Glad you enjoyed it :)


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