'Takeaway' Poetic Documentary Film

HEATH, Virginia (2012). 'Takeaway' Poetic Documentary Film. [Video]

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Commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute, backed by Creative Scotland, and premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival ‘Takeaway’ is a poetic documentary exploring the rhythms of life of a young Taiwanese takeaway driver and reflecting on his feeling of being a stranger in a foreign city… Beginning his solitary shift as most of us are going home, the young driver feels like an anonymous ‘go between’ delivering food to faceless customers who have no connection to the people who prepare it. Alone in his car, he feels himself apart from the people outside on the dark streets, drifting through the foreign city with only his thoughts and dreams for company… As Editing Consultant I was engaged with the Director in a collaborative process. We decided to experiment with developing the documentary using the freedom and flexibility of a Canon SLR camera with prime lenses to break down the distinctions between the shooting and editing processes. This opened up a truly creative space enabling a process of reflection, rewriting and re shooting so the film was created as part of an organic collaborative process.

Item Type: Video
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Virginia Heath
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2012 13:25
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 13:25
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5419

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