My first Mini Documentary - Comment and Critique please
Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:59 AM
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.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:45 AM
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.
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.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:30 AM
Glad you enjoyed it