My good friend, Heloise has never played Pokémon so I thought I’d give her a childhood. (in the form of Pokémon Yellow and a Gameboy Colour).
Bit of trivia for you: I have in total, 54 minutes worth of Heloise playing Pokemon Yellow. I really had to cut it down because I was certain despite finding it the most hilarious thing on Earth, I thought people who didn’t know her wouldn’t find it as funny.
Maybe one day, I’ll be self-indulgent and create an super deluxe extended version. That’s very unlikely though.
On the 8th June 2013, I filmed a documentary at the Big IF event in Hyde Park, London on behalf of IF YouTube (and @liliesarelike). Over 45,000 people gathered together to spread awareness of such a worthy cause. Members of the YouTube community were there, as individuals who have are able to spread awareness to their social media-based audience.
Every year, 3 million children die from Hunger. There is enough food for everyone. IF we act together, we can make this year the beginning of the end for global hunger.
I got to interview Frank Kapeta, a 16 year-old Save the Children Ambassador from Tazania, and told me about his story about how he suffered from malnutrition as a child.
As well as inspiring he was ridiciously friendly and equally as inspiring. We ran into him at the tube station and I got to talk to him some more. He kept high fiving me and saying thanks for supporting the IF campaign. He even asked if I had some papper to write down his email! It was incredible both to be able to interview and just meet such a swell and inspiration guy.
You can learn more about the IF campaign here
This is a film of my trip to Paris. I shot this on Super 8mm using a Canon cine-camera from 1972. I went to Paris with my lovely friend, Heloise Devaux, and it was really lovely. I’ve never travelled abroad so independently before. It was very nice.
There’s something just nice about Super 8. Fair enough, if you as a video producer disregard as out-dated tech but I find the facts like how it’s still being accessible to little filmmakers like myself just astonishing.
Working with Super 8 presents you with a number of constraints. Number one (and perhaps the most restricting) is you have around 3 minutes of film to work with. The big number two being you can’t go back and digital your footage. You can’t even view it back until it’s been developed. Oh celluloid filmmaking. But as my film teacher has told me time and time again, creativity is born out of constraints. And boy, is it a rewarding process.
You could describe me as a film diarist. I enjoy capturing my own life and my real experiences on film. I like to edit my footage with the intention to capsulate how the memories feel to me. Call it self-indulgent, but I love capture my memories on film. The whole process is lovely to me.
Receiving my film back and setting up a 40 year old projector to play back my home movie onto my wall was a lovely experience. Super 8mm provided a saturated look and presented it in complete silence (besides the sound of the projector). To me, at risk of sounding very pretentious, it was my memories perfectly captured. Also, isn’t Heloise just the prettiest thing?
A music video for the song ‘Jasmine’ by Jai Paul using the slit scan effect.