Blog: Lampy with a Camera

Spaces In-Between: Project Development



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Events, Projections / AV, University, MEDI267,

As part of my university course, 1st and 2nd year Media Arts students are putting on an exhibition (Opening 6th May in the Scott Building). The exhibition is split into 4 sections, with the one I'm part of using the theme of "Subtext". For the exhibition I am working on a new piece of work; an installation using digital projection onto fabric scrim, and with the working title "Spaces In-Between".

Cardboard Box Digital Projector



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Projections / AV, Film, Technology, Tutorials,

Whilst looking around for information on art projection and cheap projectors to try out some experiments, I came across this tutorial on Photojojo, to make a basic projector using a smartphone, shoebox and magnifying glass, so I thought I'd give it a go.

MTG's Jekyll & Hyde - Gallery



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Events, Lighting Design, University,

Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group invited Jennifer Austin of Blue Cove Photography to photograph the Friday and Saturday night performances of Jekyll & Hyde.

Her photographs are available to view on Facebook:

Friday Night (from the wings)

Jekyll & Hyde Review - The Knowledge



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Events, Lighting Design, University,

Plymouth University's Student Newspaper, "The Knowledge" have written an incredibly favourable review of Musical Theatre Group's "Jekyll & Hyde".

You can find the review here.

MTG Presents Jekyll & Hyde



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Events,

This year, Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group (for whom I am production manager) are putting on a production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical.

The cast and orchestra have been rehearsing since January and the show is looking and sounding amazing. Set build is coming together and the crew are all working hard to pull it off. Lighting and sound are being prepared and it all looks like a fantastic show awaits!

We'd love for you to come along as see what we do! The show takes place from 12th to 15th March in the University Main Hall. Doors open at 7.30PM.

Modern Musical Magic



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Graphic Design, Events, Lighting Design, University,

On Sunday 8th December Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group staged their "Modern Musical Magic" concert.

This was a revue concert featuring performances of songs from many of the modern musical theatre shows, including Wicked, Ghost, Bonnie & Clyde, Legally Blonde, Shrek and others.

The Musical Theatre Group cast of singers was backed by a 14-piece concert band, directed and conducted by Jason Mitchell.

The Snow Elf - Independent Practice



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Film, University, MEDI268, SnowElf,

Here is my completed film for Media Arts Independent Practice, entitled "The Snow Elf".

Although there were many issues during the creation of the piece, I am still happy with the result, and the way it conveys the visual style and aesthetic which I was aiming for.

Filming - Independent Practice



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Film, Sound, University, MEDI268, SnowElf,

Due to the availability of Anandi and Myself, we had one afternoon to film all the footage we needed for the project.

However, in some ways this worked out in my favour, as it meant we were shooting as the sun was low in the sky, which gave great warm, orange light for the piano shots, and meant that by the time we got to the location shots, the light gave the dismal grey desolate effect I was hoping for.

Project Development - Independent Practice



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Film, Sound, University, MEDI268, SnowElf,

This post is a continuation of the project outlined in my previous post "Starting Points".

As Anandi created the soundscape piece as somewhat of a self portrait, she was keen to, and it made sense for her to, play the character of the girl in the film.

I then contacted the university performing arts department, to find out if there was a dancer who would be interested in collaborating, to play the part of the snow elf, and Ellen graciously offered to help with the project.

Starting Points - Independent Practice



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Film, Sound, University, MEDI268, SnowElf,

As part of my degree course I am currently undertaking a module entitled 'Independent Practice'. The purpose of this module is for us to begin to focus on what our personal goals and styles of working are.

My ambition is to work as a Cinematographer or Camera Operator, and I wish to use this project to create a piece of work which demonstrates my skills in these areas.

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