The Fourth Phase and why it’s going to be AWESOME!
We all have something that we are passionate about, that one thing we couldn’t imagine life without. For a lot of us it’s things like music, sport and fitness, maybe dance? Or perhaps you just live for the weekend and getting social time with your friends. Whatever floats your boat, I’d hope we all have something that gets us out of bed in the morning. For me that thing has become film and more importantly film-making!
This certainly hasn’t always been the case however. If you had told a 16 year old me that later in life I would run my own production company, he probably would’ve laughed in your face and said something about becoming the next Steve Irwin… (Don’t ask…). Needless to say, it has been a long roundabout journey to lead me to where I am now, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
One moment that really sticks out to me, a moment of inspiration in this journey of discovering my love for film, came when myself and a couple of friends sat down to watch ‘The Art of Flight’. For those who haven’t seen The Art of Flight, the premise of the film revolves around a group of snowboarders who are at the top of their game, looking to ride some of the most hardcore places in the world, (The film title, I would guess, comes from the way that these riders appear as if they are literally defying the laws of gravity). Now, I don’t pretend to know anything about snowboarding, I’d like to give it a go, but I have never been before. But this film completely changed the way I look at cinema, it was stunning! Everything from the movement of the camera and riders, to the little graphical elements that complemented the text was perfect! I started to look at my own work differently. How can I take my projects that may not immediately be of interest to everyone and make it beautiful, how can I be creative in my processes, so that this film can suddenly be noticed by people who maybe wouldn’t otherwise be bothered. Without exaggeration, it changed my life!
Here’s The Art of Flight trailer: