Critical Theory & Making and 5 year plan

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

Week 2 Monday - Critical Theory & Making and 5-year plan online session with Ania.

AM - Photography: Discourse and Practices:

Critical thinking for everyone's first initial ideas on all projects and to show some of my work for my pre-production movements within my major project.


To show and compare the MsM (Mainstream Media) news during current political and non-political affairs within the UK during a worldwide pandemic and to form a mockumentary (Mockumentary or mock documentary is a genre of film and television, a parody presented as a documentary recording real life.) style presentation of the news shown on the MsM vs to what is really happening.

Shooting for this started in Mid-July, as a small project to capture the effects and feeling and sound of what a lockdown is, then many a political protest started to form, yet the emotion of many a person is not being broadcasted to the public as the emotions I've witnessed are so powerful that I believe the MsM won’t show this to the masses as it may spark more of a revolt that is possibly being avoided from not showing certain news movements and is just being used and manipulated for a certain political gain.

After meeting a contact in Whitehall, I have now a firm source to someone who is involved within the movements currently (Oct 2020) happening within Whitehall, and more different footage is being recorded weekly at present.

The final aim is to produce a working moving image and video project with the possible use of an external gallery to launch, with the use of hard copy prints to hang from 35mm, to give a sense of a story to the viewing audience before the viewing of the documentary.

The final edit is still formulating.

Many good ideas from other students, I particularly liked the idea from Mina, in regards to Aphantasia and I wish to research some more into this medical condition.

PM - Professional Identity: Goals and Objectives

Class subject: Career Goals and Aspirations PowerPoint Presentation as a separate file.

(Focus on your goals for 1 year, 3 years, 5 years after your graduation)

TASK for completion and presentation by week 6 - submit on weblearn required prior to online presentation.

Relevant notes are taken from the afternoon session today:

Keywords to use within the 5-year time plan map/presentation:


What am I producing/creating making, go into depth

WHY ? :

What research is needed, and what research I have found is relevant to my projects and what I have found relevant to my future career and why.

HOW ? :

What technical aspects will I be taking? What will I be doing, what will I do etc?


Who cares for the subject, is it relevant for the timing in modern society, will my work be seen as commercial or freelanced art?

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