Film and creative challenges are a passion. For the last three years I have been using flickr to remind me to be creative. I have completed the 365 challenge, a topic a week and a photographer a month – results on http://www.flickr.com/photos/hhurdley/
I would love to do an MA in film, but until I have the funding and the time I thought I could start making an effort to widen my film knowledge here. But, I don’t want to consider film in a purely academic, critical way.
So – the plan. I will use the critics’ choice top 100 from the 2012 Sight and Sound poll as a guide. I will watch and write something (maybe a review, focus on an area of film language, consider some theory) and then use it as a springboard for creativity – possibly a photograph, poem, collage, alternate poster. Theory into practice, practice into theory.
This is a big challenge and may take me a while, but all learning is good learning. I will also document any books I read or other films I see of interest.
I thought I would start off the creativity by posting one of my photos from the Film exhibition by Tacita Dean.