Caitlin Baptist, Year 11 Film student provides her reflection following the recent success of the Experimental Film Showcase that took place earlier this term.
The Year 11 Experimental Film Showcase took place on the 1 August 2019.
the third film showcase of the Year 11 cohort, this showcase screened a
range of films that focused on representing abstract emotions with
cinematic and symbolic choices. It was an exciting concept for the
students to experiment with because they were able to try-out new
techniques that they may not have necessarily used in a narrative film.
Each and every single one of the films focused on appealing to the
audience’s emotions. The students drew inspiration from films of the
German Expressionism, French Avant-Garde and Spanish Surrealist
movement. Movements that the students had been studying throughout their
first semester of the IB film studies course.
addressed a range of ideas, topics and issues including dyslexia,
heartbreak, and anxiety. The students worked together in small groups of
two to three people to produce a three to five-minute experimental film
over the course of Term 2. The audience was able to admire and
mind-blowing ideas, some sophisticated cinematography and unique editing
I hope that each and every one of the
audience members took away one message from the film showcase. Maybe it
was to treasure your loved ones? Or maybe it was to be careful when
making decisions? Or maybe, just maybe, it was inspiration for you to
face your fears.
Thank you to everyone who came to
support the film showcase. Special thanks to Ms Melanie Osborne, Ms
Genevieve Staines and Mr John Carozza for their guidance and support
throughout our film-making process. Special thanks to the hosts, Hayden
Hull and Will McFarlane, for keeping the crowd entertained throughout
...article written by Caitlin Baptist