Tag Archives: University of Edinburgh

I Am Now an Award Winning Filmmaker

My latest short film, Dawn of the Living, just earned two awards at the Golden Video Awards here in Edinburgh:

Best Actor: Andy Edwards, Dawn of the Living

Best Film: Dawn of the Living

In case you missed it, here’s a trailer for the short, Dawn of the Living

I’ve made three short films (4 if you include a small youtube video) and this is the first time I’ve won an award for my filmmaking, so it was quite an honor to receive this award.

Next filmmaking item is to finish editing my documentary for a class (it’s so nice to get a grade for making a film).  Despite the fact that this is my first foray into documentary filmmaking, it should be pretty good.

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Shooting People: Documentary Power and Ethics

I am currently at the University of Edinburgh earning my Master’s in Film Studies.  For my “Constructing Reality” course (about documentary filmmaking), I am to shoot a minute of “Visual Truth.”  So I go out to a busy street, trying to shoot what I consider the illusions of visual truths.  I believe there are no absolute truths to an image; they always require an outside context.

So I’m trying to get shots of certain people, capturing their normal activities without them noticing my camera (which would undermine the reality I’m trying to reveal).   But to do this, I have to become this sneaky character and this feeling of sneakiness prompts questions of my activity. Continue reading