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The first person to see my film was my housemate Abi. It was also the first time I watched the film on a TV screen myself. I did not point out any of the insecurities I had about the final piece and I did not tell her what to focus on. All I wanted was …

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Editing and creating narrative

Editing was my favourite part of the whole process but at the same time, the most difficult one. I was content with the footage I took and I had an idea of how I wanted the film to be organized. The trickiest part was to become a little distanced from my favourite shots. There was …

Filming

Finding a suitable day to film at a busy restaurant is not easy. My aim was to come to film at least twice – day shift (10am-5pm) and evening shift (5pm-11pm). I had to exclude Friday and Saturday evenings because I would probably be in someone’s way all night. Furthermore, weekend nights are extremely noisy …

Symbolic Camera

Symbolic camera was an exciting exercise. After two years of writing essays and book reviews, doing presentations and seminar readings, I got to do an assignment that does not have to follow any rules, structure or marking criteria. This art project was meant to represent the topic of our film but I did not have …

Beginning

Taking a theoretical module in Visual Anthropology got me really excited about my own video project. I got to watch various documentaries; I thought about them critically and imagined what I would do differently as a filmmaker. Everything seemed so clear and easy. I became a judge of the picture, sound, intentions, narratives, music, or …