Spectacular being super close to fallen trees that have lived such a long life.
Been super busy. working on a number of research projects, 1 subject to an nda so can’t show much but been really fun, editing 15 secs insta versions of video. Playing with trying to get the same ‘power’ into the 15 secs as the longer version of a test edit carry.
Other project is a project with architecture where the research is into using camera to measure bridge deformation. Research question is how effective can cheaper camera be? Ordinarily the cameras used cost 30G or upwards.
Posted a couple of images of an in lab test.
When the weather gets better we’ll be going on into the field to do some further tests. My role is to acquire the measurement data and I’m also making a creative film, working title, ‘buildings that breathe’.
I also submitted a doco idea for this https://whickersworldfoundation.com
I published some recent filmmaking experiments on my vimeo page here vimeo.com/joolsayodeji
Go take a shufti if you have time.
So NTU are starting a BA Hons Filmmaking course that I’ll be teaching on and talking about periodically about here. Applications are proving very strong. Starts in October of this year.
The focus is writing, producing and directing
Super excited to be teaching filmmaking for most of my week once it kicks in.
By coincidence got three music biographies from library recently
Read the Prince one over the weekend and it was much better than I thought, especially on the last 10/15 years. Now onto the Louis Armstrong one. Riccardi’s thesis is that Armstrong was unfairly popped at by critics in his later years and that critics either hadn’t followed his career or were wilfully using their ennui to have a go. The Morrissey/Marrs one I saw when I was returning the Prince one. Never a Smiths fan but it looked good so figured why not.
Mark Cousins has written a provocative article in Sight & Sound magazine about film schools.
50 weeks, new project/focus every week.
see it here
Lots of good ideas