EXPERIMENT NO.1

2008

ALEXANDER PEACOCK

RUNNING TIME: 3 MINS

 

Abstract short consisting of close ups of a male face.

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BACKGROUND

While repeating his first year in Law while at Aberdeen University, Alexander Peacock took out a student overdraft and purchased a camera. After weeks without using it, he recorded his first footage as a test.

DIRECTOR NOTES

This film provided an important lesson to me. I was so excited to show my local friends my first movie and ran over to theirs immediately after finishing the edit only a couple of hours after the shot was taken. I was excited about the sharpness of the image, the use of distorted music and unusual colour design but within half a minute one of my friends left the room  while the other friend remained awkwardly offering encouragement but no enthusiasm. That friend was my future composer Iain Anderson. I desperately wanted to make something that would impress them so I determined to go out the next day after class to make something more ambitious set entirely outdoors.




PROCEEDED BY EXPERIMENT NO. 2