English 3.0 Teaser - David Crystal
David Crystal voices his opinions about how the internet has affected language.
Watch the trailer for the documentary here: https://vimeo.com/73026514
I went to Paris to put the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera through its paces. This is what I shot.
City - Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera test
A 1-minute film to test out what camera can do
Joe Gilbert - Documentary Showreel
Updated showreel which features new clips from my latest documentary - ‘English 3.0’
Pose is a 5-minute documentary that explores how people, mainly tourists, act when their photograph is taken. Posing is inherently unnatural. It is a projection of how that person(s) wants others to see them – happy and attractive. These photographs act as mementos, something special to show family and friends.
This film will also look at a recent trend that has revolutionised posing – the selfie. As many people now own a smartphone, more and more choose to take pictures of themselves. What is revealed is a much more intimate process. The individual has complete control over the photograph, allowing for the ‘perfect’ one to get eventually taken. It is interesting to note how people are totally uninhibited by this and don’t appear to care if others see them doing it. Smartphones have also brought another new dimension to the pose – sharing. Selfie’s are nearly always uploaded to social media sites, such as Facebook and Instagram moments after they are taken. What people are doing today is inadvertently showing off to the world about all the interesting things they are getting up to. We have a digital version of ourselves.
This has particular significance now, as it was recently announced ‘selfie’ was selected as word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.
The film will be shot observationally, with a zoom lens, as tourists/couples/individuals pose for photographs in and around the centre of London. They will be tightly framed, mostly close up shots to convey the detail and intimacy. There will be no dialogue or voiceover with the intention that the viewer by solely focused on the individuals.
'English 3.0' - Trailer
This documentary explores how the internet is changing the way we communicate in society.