A college exam project, where we given the brief to make a piece of media which expresses how music impacts a youth subculture. For this I decided to go for a music video to show off my musical talents as well as editing and VFX. I recorded the song and wrote over a long period of time, and implemented it into a grime music video. I went with the grime subculture as I felt it was topical to modern day, and it felt like the easiest option. All music and vocals are recorded by me, and all editing and VFX are too. This piece also got College Oscar Nominated.
My most recent exam project, a multi camera production, in which we created a video podcast featuring discussions about Upcoming films, TV shows and media exposure, Modern sports cars, and upcoming games, along with 3 unique skits including “60 Second Scoop”, “Mental Maths Meltdown” and “What’s on Dom’s Drive”. This project was very well thought out and planned by our group, with my contributions including editing, music composition, motion graphic composition, audio co ordination, and starring in the podcast itself.
The most recent college project, this is a mashup of multiple different types of Stop Motion Animation, “Claymation”, “Pixilation”, “Cutout” and “2D Animation”. With the help from one college friend, we were given the task of creating a stop motion episode of a children’s show, which could lead on to multiple more episodes, create a brand identity, and where there is an easy to understand moral of the story. This piece received a College Oscar Award for “Best Stop Motion Animation”, and was created using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, and a lot of clay, cardboard and paper. This also features voice acting from our College Tutor, and Method Acting from our Pastoral Mentor, whom this piece was based off. This also includes a piece of original composition.
Another early college project, where we given the task to make a short fiction film with a genre of choice. This film, as it is a sci fi, does consist of a significantly large use of VFX done in After Effects. Receiving help from 6 other friends as actors and as camera crew, this project also got College Oscar Nominated in 2 categories, and received one award, for “Best Editor”. This was edited together again using Premiere Pro and includes all original music composition by me, with some custom 3D titling.
An early college project, based on the nursery rhyme “Itsy Bitsy”, starring yours truly. With assistance from 4 other friends, we created this piece within a month long period, which then got College Oscar Nominated. Edited together using Premiere pro with a substitute 3D modelled and textured telephone, as we could not find the specific prop in time. This project includes one piece of original composition, which is based on the original Itsy Bitsy Nursery Rhyme.
A 23 minute long short film written and created by a film group I’m in called Scarlet Sun Studios. An older project which we entered into a film festival, where I first tested out my skills at VFX and first experimented with Adobe Premiere Pro, and also starred me as the lead role. This project was done during our GCSE exam period, as we entered this into a College Film Festival which happened to be on the day of one of our exams. Also features all original composition and some original 3D modelling.
One of the first short films created by Scarlet Sun Studios, this was created and entered into a film festival back in late 2016, and was the first test of our camera work and editing skills. For this project, I used Final Cut Pro X to edit, but still After Effects for VFX and titles. This also stars me as a supporting role, and features all original composition created by me.