So a while ago I shot and edited a short doc whilst working out in Sinai. Here's the vimeo description:
"A day in the life of a brick-maker.
My brother and I lived and worked with the local people of the Sinai Desert in Egypt, to help develop a community centre for the bedouin.
One major task was to manufacture thousands of clay bricks using the resources around us."
For a few reasons I wanted to set about re-cutting the film to make it a bit more concise (ended up being much more concise!) and I also took the opportunity to properly grade the footage, or at least attempt to with my limited skill/experience.
I'm considering using this film as a part of an application to a film-school I want to attend next year... I know I could've shot it better; I didn't even intend to make this film, I just happened to have my 7D with me! So it's technical quality concerns me (shaky video from no tripod and no proper mic) But my thinking was it's probably quite different to most other people's applications.. as I had a rare opportunity to some extent document living with a nomadic community.
What would you think if you were in the school's shoes... Filmaking with promise? Or just a novice who shot a bit of video when on his travels...
Opinions greatley appreciated!