Stage 1 Graphic Design Oscars 2017

Stage 1 Graphic Design were set a collaborative film project entitled: I’ve Never Seen Star Wars. The project was based on a comedy talk show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke, where in each episode a celebrity guest tries out experiences that are new to them, but common to many others. The title comes from the show’s producer and creator, Bill Dare, having never seen the Star Wars films.

Teams were asked to deliver a 60-90 second short film demonstrating playful, compelling story telling. Continuing in the spirit of Stage 1, they were asked to embrace risk and experimentation, (but, it also had to be: a. within the law, b. safe and c. decent for public viewing. Most of this criteria was met!).

We celebrated the films at our annual Red Carpet Oscars event on Thursday 25th May. The films were funny, beautifully shot and edited with some skillful post production techniques. They revealed great talents, showed brilliant collaborative practice and were above all thoroughly entertaining. It was a great end to a great year group who now enter into Stage 2 in Sept, looking forward to the next set of challenges and new experiences on offer at Falmouth.

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18 Films were shown and the judges had a very difficult job of shortlisting the Oscar winners down to 5:

Best Cinematography and Post Production

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Avtur- A film based on the first impressions of the writings of J G Ballard: Alex Bassett, Paul Merritt, Reuben Morley, Dylan Young.

Best Action Movie

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Learn to skate. Emma Barraclough, Martha Galilee, Annie Haines, Rachel Potter.

Film that most honoured the brief! (+ most records broken).

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Never have I Ever. Millie Hacket, Andy Horner, Fern Partridge, Amy Shortis.

Best Directors Cut

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I’ve never danced in public, I’ve never cooked before, I’ve never drawn a perfect circle. Tom Benford, Abii Birkett, Matthew Cannon, Suin Lee.

Best Film

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I’ve Never Made a Film. Connor Edwards, Tom Heath, James Hopkinson, Emily Sorrel.

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