PROJECT TWO BRAVE NEW WORLD IN ISOLATION 2020

Updated: May 20

SEVERAL WEEKS LATER - Part of Brave New World In Isolation 2020

Master Export of 60 second production: SEVERAL WEEKS LATER


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Brief Summary of Project Intentions



MY PRODUCTION INTENTION WILL INCLUDE A 60 SECOND MOVING IMAGE PRODUCTION - ADDED WITH A SERIES OF IMAGES (DIPTYCHS AND TRIPTYCHS) TAKEN DURING AND AFTER PRODUCTION OF 60 SECONDS.



The main idea of project is to capture the historic silence of a major situation of my generation.


The initial idea has become 2 productions, the 60 second will be the final handed in production, although a music video potentially can be added to my final submission for this year, to represent the start of the national emergency with a story line behind it.

This is simply a added extra to showcase what i have caught before during and after a pandemic and the ability to see and to capture silence and the sudden surge of nothingness, and to witness a busy town become a wild west within a western world.


BRAVE NEW WORLD IN ISOLATION 2020 (60 SECOND MOVING IMAGE PRODUCTION)


Due to the university closing due to a "pandemic" with the common cold at present in the UK and world, my project is now changed.


BRAVE NEW WORLD IN ISOLATION will cover the isolation and change of area of London Borough of Hounslow and the room I the photographer is isolated in, daily images taken on 35mm also to add to 3rd year continuation of this. Digital TIFFS at present uploaded to the drives accordingly.


I want to combine Action camera footage with images into a moving image, with possibility of a zine from the images selected (with current crisis it may not be possible for a zine to be produced on time for submission) to add along side final pieces if to go on show to a gallery.



Researched summary To The Project


My main research inspiration has to be first the Book Aldous Huxley wrote about a new social class world system (New London) The Brave New World book and also more inspiration cam from seeing the TV show from the great 1980's , a 3 hour long movie, which shows more inspiration within my creative processing within photographic and video creativeness.


Inspiration, Aldous Huxley BRAVE NEW WORLD,as the characters, epsilons, are forced to walk 2 metres apart.


GOOD BYE LONDON Astrid Proll and of course many a video online to inspire.


The use of THE POLICE - DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME , is used within 60 second project based on inspiration from the lyrics used from this track. Essentially it is key to inform that they are a London Formed and born Rock Band.


Being from London is key for this project and my future projects. As some said i seem to have a fetish for London. Yes i maybe do, but i like to say i like to capture reality of whats around me in the current environment i am based in.


The Police DONT STAND SO CLOSE TO ME ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM


A track also selected during creative inspiration of project is THE COMMUNARDS - DONT LEAVE ME THIS WAY https://youtu.be/1RHBAd5YUR8


At present its not being used with current 60 second project, but however a plan is being formulated to include within some other edit in future projects and productions.

The footage that has been captured within the progress of this project stand at 1 week 4 days and 100 Gigabytes of information.


Martin Parr has also become part of my inspirational research, whom as similar style like Andrid and my self. https://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL5357TF


Martin Parr has a natural ability to capture what he see's in the raw natural format or as it is, such as for example "Think Of England" documentary production of known places within England during the interval between the 20th century to the 21st century (1999 recording date). The way Parr edits and shows the reality of what he encounters is amusing and yet informative to the times that Parr witnessed and grew up around.

MARTIN PARR THINK OF ENGLAND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAgUpTxoR3Q




Storyline of Brave New World

In a future society based on pleasure without moral worries, love is prohibited but casual sex, now called 'engaging', is strongly encouraged. Everyone is kept happy with a legal drug, soma. People are hatched and cloned on conveyor belts to meet the requirements of five different social classes, from ruling Alphas to robot-like Epsilons. Bernard Marx is a different Alpha male with an inclination to thinking. He and a girl called Lenina Disney go visit a reservation of 'savages' where they meet a handsome young man John and bring him back to 'civilization'. John turns out to be the son of the director of the cloning authority, which causes a scandal and makes John a celebrity freak. John falls in love with Lenina but his desire is ruined by his antiquated sexual morale derived from reading Shakespeare. John hates the over-social but anti-emotional civilization, asks to be sent to live in isolation, and gets a job as a lighthouse guard. But even there he can't forget Lenina or escape ... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki ** Sourced From https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080468/



Here it is available to view on youtube ---> https://youtu.be/Wlb1bdU-G7o?t=1


More info in regards to the TV Show/movie --- > https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080468/


Book : https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780099477464?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7qn1BRDqARIsAKMbHDY3vEpshWfWEskMFhyNqADD6MaI4cD0QAkhQKhnYXxZ71HnPqj7LlcaAhq5EALw_wcB



More added research :


Leftfield - Release The Pressure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBfs0mPiO3M&list=RDEM6IysY-R31_ux795b6EyQ2Q&start_radio=1 (style of video production and use of the music is a style i relate to, which can hopefully be sen in my works now and the future.)


The 2003 hit show THE PEEP SHOW https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387764/


The inspiration here is based on the POV views shots (more about the POV shot and how it was experienced during shoot from interview with main actors of the show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3anx_91rsk ) used in this show in many of a scene, to show and tell the reality the eyes (camera) sees. Example of this from the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqHOnxfM8ZU


More research into a moving image production along side wall works etc..

inspiration was simply

https://www.reddit.com/r/ContemporaryArt/comments/8k1di5/hito_steyerl_how_not_to_be_seen_a_fucking/


Evolution of POV shot https://pop-verse.com/2018/02/02/the-evolution-of-point-of-view-cinematography/


Learning Latin The Ancient Way

FORMAT: Paperback ISBN: 9781107474574

https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/classical-studies/classical-languages/learning-latin-ancient-way-latin-textbooks-ancient-world?format=PB


EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION


1 X AKASO ACTION CAMERA 4K

The purchase of a action camera to add to my collection of equipment was a great investment.


The reason behind it as i want to capture natural realism of this lock-down in the London Borough of Hounslow, and having a massive camera dslr on your neck gives it away slightly.



Action Camera Accessory Kit



1 x Manfrotto Compact Advanced Aluminium Tripod with 3 Way Head



1 X 1200D CANON DSLR with Lenses 0- 35 mm / 75 - 300 mm / 18 - 200mm

1 X OLYMPUS OM-10 Is being used BUT NOT for the use in this project.

However the 35 mm is being shot for future projects. B/W HP5 film used and every other day a few shots of the live news headlines within this "pandemic" related news and anything else, i hope to extend this project this way via capturing footage that cant be seen for now. Archival style.

Example footage from Action Camera


April 05th 2020 My Residency in Hounslow East, West London

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Hounslow East - 07/04/2020 7.45am



More footage from new Action Cam 07/04/2020 Hounslow high street via ASDA supermarket. 08.30am



Selected Potential images for final gallery to represent the project


Shot on Android Mobile Phone, and edited into a diptych.


The smile that appears in the middle is a natural occurrence of reversing one image and joining together.. this represents a sense of "stiff upper lip" and "always smile and keep your head up" during a situation.



Shot on Canon 1200d DSLR:













Editing process screenshots







FINAL EXPORT SCREEN SHOT