Personal Statement drafts

In the past few years, I have changed my mind on what I want to do numerous times. Before March 2016, I had only ever used a DSLR camera at college during art lessons and on a photography activities week. Since I got my own camera I have loved taking pictures and filming short films/nature pieces.

Since I’ve lived on a huge farm with thousands of animals, woodland areas and the River Tamar running past it for my whole life, I’ve had a great playground to experiment with nature filming and photography which at the moment is what I would like to pursue. From living in the countryside I find I get lots of inspiration for films I could create and I can see myself staying true to my roots with the types of films I create in the future.

I am currently in my second year of a BTEC Extended Diploma at Plymouth College of Art in Graphic Design and Illustration. Even though I have really enjoyed the graphic design element and I have created some piece of work that I am truly proud of, I wasn’t motivated enough in this area to be creating work outside of class. In the next at college, I am going to centre my work around film and photography and will be in contact which the course leaders of Creative Media Productions

On a college trip, we went to the Arnolfini gallery in Bristol where I saw ‘Vergtio Sea’ John Akomfrah’s three-screen film. I found the film inspiring and enjoyed watching it and while I was sat there, I realised that this was a pathway I could take as was motivated to go away and learn what I need to make work like this.

At secondary school, I took media studies as a GCSE. One unit I really enjoyed was when we learnt about camera angles and how changing where the camera can completely change the feel of the scene.

To go along with my passion for creating films I also love the sound. I’ve played music since the age of 5 when I first got my hands on a trumpet. Though also playing the guitar and drums at my church I made my way on to becoming a sound engineer at my church. I feel that some of my knowledge of sound equipment will help my films to stand out as no matter how good your film looks if it has bad sound people won’t enjoy watching it.

 

2nd draft.

In the past few years, my eyes have been opened to numerous pathways that my life could head towards career wise. Before March 2016, I had only ever used a DSLR camera at college during art lessons and on a photography activities week. Since I got my own camera I have loved taking pictures and filming short films/nature pieces.

Since I’ve lived on a huge farm with thousands of animals, woodland areas and the River Tamar running past it for my whole life, I’ve had a great playground to experiment with nature filming and photography which at the moment is what I would like to pursue. From living in the countryside I find I get lots of inspiration for films I could create and I can see myself staying true to my roots with the types of films I create in the future.

I am currently in my second year of a BTEC Extended Diploma at Plymouth College of Art in Graphic Design and Illustration. I have really enjoyed the graphic design element and I have created some pieces of work that I am truly proud of,  although I know my areas of expertise lie in different areas. In the unit next, I am going to centre my work around film and photography and will be in contact which the course leaders of Creative Media Productions

On a college trip, we went to the Arnolfini gallery in Bristol where I saw ‘Vergtio Sea’ John Akomfrah’s three-screen film. The cinematography used in the film was very inspiring.
I enjoyed watching it and while I was sat there, I realised that this was a pathway I could take as was committed to learning what I need to make work like this.

At secondary school, I took media studies as a GCSE. One unit I really enjoyed was when we learnt about camera angles and how changing where the camera is positioned or facing can completely change the feel of the scene.

To go along with my passion for creating films I also love the sound. I’ve played music since the age of 5 when I first got my hands on a trumpet. Though also playing guitar and drums at my church I made my way on to becoming a sound engineer at my church. I feel that some of my knowledge of sound equipment will help my films to stand out. No matter how good your film looks, if it has poor sound, the audience will not enjoy watching it.

I take a very hands-on approach, talk about hands on approach, documentary filmmaking
capturing the essence of the every day, possibly overlooked subjects
mention light, colour, composition… capturing an emotion.

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