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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Final Major Project: Primary Research

My sister is Principal Planner in Strategic and Environmental Services at Arun District Council and she has forwarded me the details of Director Clare Devereux of Food Matters who are:
"A not-for-profit national food policy and advocacy organisation working to create sustainable and fair food systems. We work with communities, statutory agencies and businesses to raise awareness, support strategic change and encourage a sustainable approach to thinking about food" .
I am looking to approach her for an interview regarding allotment and self sufficiency etc. I have her contact details and she could be very keen to help out. I will contact her in due course... Another place I have been recommended to look is Neighbourhoods Green
"Neighbourhoods Green began in 2003 when Peabody Trust and Notting Hill Housing Group identified the need to raise the profile of the green and open spaces owned and managed by social landlords."
My plan is to take the contributors that have already expressed an interest in being in a film (see previous post) and incorporate the views of the above. * 3rdyears * Obviously this isnt set in stone for the FMP but I feel this could appeal to anyone interested in filming some real characters in our local area (Chatham - no long filming trips) it will appeal to people who are keen in cooking and self sufficiency (think Hugh Fearnely Whittingstall!). There could be a huge scope for some very interesting stories, shot and edited in some very cool ways and I have already confirmed or able to confirm all contributors so all this project needs is the green light! Let me know your thoughts!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Media World: Business Project #1 Shoot Day 1: Research

Using this blog as my online workings! I cant reveal too much at the moment, but Tipping Point Media is expanding to corporate video production looking at the high-end property market.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

.Fullscreen it, please.

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.



|Modelling - Texturing - Illumination - Rendering| Alex Roman


|Postproduction & Editing| Alex Roman


Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)

Sound Design by Alex Roman

Based on original scores by:

.Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure)
.Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)

Directed by Alex Roman

Done with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere.

TruliaSnapshot Demo from on Vimeo.

Dream big with Trulia Snapshot and flip through the pages of our online glossy. Scroll through the most expensive homes in your neighborhood and browse photographs, all at your leisure. Press play, sit back and wait for your dream home to find you.

O (Omicron) / Making of from Romain Tardy (AntiVJ) on Vimeo.

Patterned by Nature from Sosolimited on Vimeo.

Grand Designs Series 7 Episode 1: Architect Richard Hawkes and his wife Sophie have plans for the good life in Kent. Their dream house is an ambitious eco project that will give Richard great scope to experiment. Music and sound design will be similar to that of Mollusc Music on GDs, Composer resposable for "The Sims" Jerry Martin

Chicago: movement & time from Renaud Duval on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Final Major Project: Primary Reseach

Sent an email to the Kent messenger today outlining that I am looking for subject matter/contributors for a potential documentary:
I am carrying out primary research for our final major project and I intend produce a short documentary focussed in on the Maidstone area. I wondered if you know of any stories or events I can follow up or any sources where I could obtain such information. The research stage is on-going with intention to shoot between September and November.
I also sent a similar email out to David Reilly, the press officer for UCA. Yesterday I also went to Street End Allotments.
Here I posted a note on the notice board here explaining Im looking to find people to be involved in a documentary. with 101 allotment owners there it seems a very interesting place! Watch this space.... The Film: Grown your Own

Final Major Project: The "connected" Documentary Genre

Documentaries by their nature are already connected, collaborative, participatory, and interactive, at least in some ways. However I am looking to produce a documentary project that engages viewers via interactive tools — from customising the experience depending on when and where it is accessed, to providing a “choose your own adventure” structure. This isn’t your typical documentary. I want to make the most of technology and the web and create a film that can constantly update itself with breaking information, movies that are built and shaped by users, and interactive narratives that let viewers chart their own path. This could call for a collaboration with different courses at UCA including: BA (Hons) Advertising & Brand Communication BA (Hons) Graphic Design: New Media BA (Hons) CG Arts & Animation Here are examples of the "Connected" Documentary I found online: 18 days in Egypt A Collaborative Documentary Project about the Egyptian Revolution. 18 Days in Egypt is a crowd-sourced interactive documentary that will feature thousands of videos, photos, e-mails and tweets created by participants and eye witnesses. The project’s goals are to provide tools for Egyptians to tell the story together–from their perspective– create a robust user experience and a living documentary that contributes to the dialogue around democracy in the 21st century. The Tillman Story "Creating a interactive version of the film The ending of the movie tends to engage people to act. The audience asked how to engage. That's why they decided to create an interactive edition of the feature film. The movie's based on a huge amount of archives with a lot of scribbling in the margins. Filmmaker tried to recreate this experience of margin annotation. The feature films plays in the center of the frame and is surrounded by a group of widgets. The widgets break down in four categories. Updates, outtakes, documents and forums Updates. Allows to show updated information about the subject Outtakes. Filmmaking is building a story and sheer away everything that does not fit in the story. In the end you have a lot of good material on "the cutting room floor". Especially for this film, some of the most incendiary information was not included in the final cut. Documents. The ability to visualize the 350 (and more) pages of document the film is based on. Forums. Live chats and annotations in the documents"
Emerging technologies like HTML5 and WebGL liberate film from the constraints of runtime—and there are storytelling opportunities that have yet to be explored or even imagined. Imagine how the web could supercharge documentary filmmaking, for instance. B-Roll that was once discarded can now find a useful half-life on the web. Virtual spaces can be created and explored on the web, leading to new understandings. Data can enrich a story and help untold stories emerge. Viewers can contribute time, money, and attention to help expand documentary projects. Subjects can be represented in more intimate ways than ever before. This working group will survey some of the possibilities in web-native documentary. Four projects will serve as case studies, and the participants will help the projects with practical advice to help get them off the ground.