I'm all for narrative, fiction features.
I guess, thematically, I'm interested in power relations, falling
in love and the nature of cinema. Also, acting - what it is, what
it means, how it differs from modelling (in the Bressonian sense).
- I like hand-held cameras, I like jump-cuts. I like getting right
up in the actors' faces and seeing what's going on inside their
heads. I also like long takes. I like each take to be different
which can be a bugger to cut sometimes but it's more important
for a scene to be true than for the continuity to be flawless.
I have a weakness for distorted sound which is easy enough to
fix but it's just that you can get such great moments when the
actors don't give a damn about their levels. I like a little messiness.
88 mins, miniDV)
Moment (2004, 109 mins, miniDV)
Relativities of Realism", by Jake Wilson, Real Time,
Issue 64, December 04-January 05.
Paul Jeffery, April 2005
to Melbourne independent filmmakers index page