Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Focus, An Absolute Triumph

Today was our final day at Focus on imaging in Birmingham NEC. It has been an incredible week, slightly stressful but all worth it. We have met some amazing people as well as having a load of fun. We were given a new and very special award today, for the best University stand as well as £1000 voucher for camera equipment. The award has been designed especially for us and because of our creative and unusual stand and will hopefully continue next year.

Building the set in the studio

Learning to wallpaper

Our Man with a Van

Building the set at Focus, and Dave doing something important

Laying the carpet

Some of the details of the set

The living room and my pizza box portfolio

Sunday, 7 March 2010

First Day At Focus

Well its been a lot of hard work and stress filled days but our student flat 60b is up and running at the NEC in Birmingham. It looks great and we've had some amazing feedback today.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Finished Movie Posters Film

It's done! It's taken a while but my behind the scenes film of our class re-creating famous movie posters for Focus Photo Festival is finally complete. It now contains posters from, Twilight, Anchorman, Blues Brothers, St Trinians, Friends, Sin City, High School Musical and Blondie.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

One Impressive Day

Yesterday our class took a trip to London and met with Kimberley and Zak from The Guardian, Daisy from East Photographic, Lucinda from Proud Galleries and Jake, Lee and Mischa from Getty.
This was a great opportunity to make connections and learn more about the industry.
The trip was a part of our current module, Professional photographer that is designed to smooth our transaction from student to professional.

Meeting with Daisy from East Photographic

Blues Brothers

This was my first ever favourite film as a kid, I would watch it over and over again as all kids do.
I worked on this poster with Sophie Laws for our student flat 60b exhibition at Focus Photo festival. We had to recreate a famous movie poster using members of our class as models.
I came up with the idea and approached our lovely two Dave's, gathered the props and made the boards and assisted the shoot. Sophie took the photographs and Dave Stokes took care of the post production for us.