OILL SPILL

Film

I wanted to create an abstract visual response to the oil spill that happened in Russia. With everything that's happened in the world over the last few months, I felt the issue had been looked over and somewhat cast aside. With other issues seemingly taking priority, I wanted to raise awareness to the topic and the effect it's had on the environment. We must try to acknowledge all world issues and help solve them if we can. I wanted to create something that entices you in, something that is quite beautiful and calm to observe but can have fatal consequences; encouraging people to look beneath the surface. I started experimenting with different ways I could illustrate oil dispersing into water and filmed the effects. I used objects around my home including reflections of light to mimic the movement of water and the colour of the contaminated water. I then manipulated what I filmed in post-production. The project was directed, filmed and edited by myself with the music by Patch Middleton.

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