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Although my response to the information that I picked above is not amazingly accurate, I wanted to take a completely different concept from the project one that inter links the emotions behind Martin Luther King’s speech to a drug dealer and there life. The ending has been pared with the words that a priest would say at a funeral, the shutting of a door and the click of a camera shutter. My idea between paring these three sounds together is to a) portray the death of Martin Luther King, from the funeral to the shutting of the door – life and ending with the camera to symbolise the icon he has beocme. All that in comparison to how a drug dealer would probably die.
Over all I am very pleased with how this short but meaningful video, sound and image based piece has ended up, hopefully everyone else will understand why I have created such an odd response.
Above is the short trailer for the Book and exhibition of – Poppy Trails of Afghan Heroin.
It’s only after having been introduced to this project, that I actually understood what #phonar is all about – From my perspective the phonar module is actually opening up new possibilities. Possibilities of working media of all kinds into this multi sensory experience that truly engages the viewer, subject, capturer, creator (what ever !!!! ) to produce an over all ‘piece’ that doesn’t just layer meaning onto media, it cakes it, soaks it and then reforms it into an outcome that not only challenges viewers to take the information on board but also helps us to build immediate connections to the media, from our own mental and visual bank.
All of the ^above^ was drawn out my mind by reading the information on the foto8 website and through watching the main Poppy video on the page.
- Character and story – great character and narrative, one with out the other is simply not enough.
- Become an Expert – In the subject, understand the terms of reference. This will help to capture the subject when there more at ease. Have a good grounding with the story.
- Get close to you’re contributors – Observation documentary. Spending time to build up trust.
- The things you tell your friends – Keep the anecdotes in the film – the one that you would use to retell the story, embed them in the story your telling via media.
- Hold information, then reveal ! – Narrative in the editing process. What information to release at what point in your final film. Holding back information is very powerful. The element of surprise can make a documentary.
I found these tips so insightful !! I would never of thought to retell a story using media in the same kind of way that I would recall a story to my friends or family. To me just by using this key bit of information I feel that my work for this module and after it will be layered with a greater intensity of information, meaning and personal character.
The five images below are scanned images taken from the transport magazine Truck. This article about the Nicholls haulage company was published back in March 1995. The lorry on the left of the magazine cover with the number plate – M293 PKM was the same lorry that my father, Richard Nicholls did the first international drive for Nicholls, to a town just on the outskirts of Paris with co driver Spencer Foard.
These were the first old family photographs from the Nicholls side that my grandmother found tucked away in my grandfathers gun cabinet in there own separate box. In the box with the images were loads of receipts for land that my great-grandfather had brought, along with birth certificates, death certificates and christening certificates. I have not uploaded images of the certificates as my grandfather requested me not to, as he did not want this in-depth past information published to the rest of the world.This is because having finally looking through the paper work in great depth he is not sure if the family still own some of the land that is documented.