Films and filmmaking has been a passion of mine since I was young, always making sure to get the DVDs with the extras so I could watch the behind the scenes work. However it was only in the past year, since I moved to Bristol, that I have really been immersed into how film making works, making my own short films and studying Film Studies as a subject. I feel my film knowledge has grown so much becoming accustomed with truly well made film work like Danny Boyle, Wes Anderson, Nicholas Winding Refn and my most recent favourite director Greta Gerwig. Each of them have a fascinating use of colour, an obvious example Wes Anderson who have a unique use of colour in his films, using his obvious pastels in films like Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and his darker colours in films like The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Sound, such as, Danny Boyle using work of musicians like Lou Reed, Brian Eno and Iggy Pop in Trainspotting (1996) to reflect the atmosphere of the scene often acting as a reminder of youth for the characters. And cinematography, used skilfully by Nicholas Winding Refn in his films like The Neon Demon (2016) showing the juxtaposition of innocence and danger. All of these microelements adding to the journey of the characters we follow.
I have only had a few experiences in making my own short films, but I feel that I have learnt a lot from them, learning the difficulties of working with amateur actors, having control over the scene and having time restrictions. This has made me more efficient with my planning and filming and I have learnt how to be patient and I have learnt more about directing.