Zayd On Location

Zayd On Location
Zayd on Location

Friday, 11 November 2011

Men of Convention 2012 cut - Launched on Youtube

This is a directors cut of 'Men of Convention' dedicated to the global uprisings against oppression 2011 - 2012 and beyond. It has been launched today on Youtube for the first time on the significant date of 11/11/11.

This original film was cut for the Virgin Media Shorts 2011 and entered into several film festivals. It screened at the Walthamstow International Film Festival (E17) 2011 and the Portobello Film Festival 2011.

This film is an expression of activity and associations that have been left open to the viewer. You may see that an unseen hand orchestrates a series of covert meetings in remote places or you may just see that unknown men are communicating. Is this a parallel community enacting their plans of deep purpose and unshakable intent or is it normal association and interaction that we would witness if watching unknown people? Like the title 'Men of Convention' the scenes are ambiguous but apparently serious and synchronized.

The cameras used were Canon FS200, Panasonic SDR-S50, Kodak Zi8 (with WVGA setting not HD)

The film was edited entirely through the Linux operating system with open source software, Kdenlive being the chief video editor used. All actors are first time actors and they were filmed in one day at little notice, none of them knew what type of film was being constructed.

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1 comment:

  1. Why that date? One significant fact of the date 11/11 (particularly in the Western world) is that it has been marked down historically as the date that World War I was brought to an 'end', i.e. Remembrance Day.

    May I ask what made this date significant for you and your film?