Here We Are Again + Learning Deconstruction
So it’s been a good chunk of time since I last posted on here.
Grad happened, then university happened, and life in general.
So it’s been a long time since I have made a film for myself (not including any school projects, but including any FilmCAN entries). I also haven’t done FilmCAN in 2 years, so it’s been about…. 2 years. What?!? Yes.
Where I am now is a lot different, but the same in many ways.
I am currently studying Visual Arts at the University of Victoria with a minor in Film Studies. I am in love with all of it.
Lately I’ve been focusing on learning different PARTS of films. I have been reading books on how one is properly constructed and what has been done time and time again and how to avoid all the bad stuff. It’s been very beneficial for me.
I’ve also started studying art which has definitely given me a different perspective.
I know how to MAKE a film (basic technicalities), but I wanted to know how to construct a better product through how it looked and underlying meanings I could incorporate, etc. I think taking Visual Arts was a good way to go for that.
I now have a new found respect for experimental film. I used to think down upon it because it was what I made when I didn’t want to write a story but surprise, surprise I was doing it wrong the entire time! There has to be a story and it’s actually more complex because the audience should be getting what you intended them to. Without words. Honestly, I recommend that all filmmakers have some kind of background in contemporary art, because honestly, it’s so important if you want to become a filmmaker who does things differently. No one wants to see the same stuff over and over again…
Long story short, I have a new perspective because I’m deconstructing film into new parts and analyzing it. I’m grasping a further understanding by being exposed to art and related things. It’s given me inspiration for my new creation which is currently under wraps ;)
To those who read this, thanks!
I’ll try to write more… and make a film FINALLY.