Never mind the Oscars…it’s all about the music and YouTube!

The last few months have been all about films, videos, music and TV.

Since I was interviewed about Tim’s show on BBC South East I have also gone to speak about my own work with Lynn Ruth Miller on Latest TV (a Brighton TV channel that you can follow online) and I’ve been on the road to converting my photography knowledge to moving image/ film production skills with my very own Vimeo and Youtube Channel:

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It’s a way for me to listen to music, get inspired and informed, practice my moving image skills and enjoy the enhanced ways of storytelling. There are just so many more senses involved in film. Music makes all the difference. And businesses have long caught onto this too- they want the consumer to be able to identify with their products and what better way than engaging them in an emotional story.

Last week I went to see “Alive Inside” a film about how music can bring out emotions in us that were long forgotten and how it’s used in Alzheimer therapy – YouTube clips were instrumental in raising awareness:

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I find this so very interesting. But lets not forget not all people like the idea of nostalgia, remembering or watching Youtube clips all day and there are even more ways to connect us back to ourselves by exploring the presence and being alive right NOW! Nature, touch, creating something/ works of art?

In order to cover the winter break of my wonderful Yoga teacher Leah Bracknell (yes you may remember her as Zoe Tate in Emmerdale) I’ve looked at Youtube again though and discovered “Yoga with Adrien”-seriously easy going online Yoga that you can practice from the comfort of your own home and there is always some relaxing music involved!

Not quite fulfilling the social aspect but a great way to be mindful for just 10-20min a day get excerise in bad weather and find the way back to yourself…

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Last month saw us plan a short film “Never Mind Old Age” about Lynn Ruth Miller, the 81 year old comedian who rocks! We want to follow her on tour in the style of a rock ‘n roll documentary with relevant music bringing out the youthfulness, spirit and liveliness she conveys. It’s been submitted to the Ideastap 10K Film Fund. Not that we expect to win out of 795 submissions but if we do it will change our lives forever! Susie Lochiel has started a “Date Days” Series with Lynn Ruth on Youtube, which is a also a great idea. How/when do we make it happen??

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On a larger scale I also remember seing Interstellar, which excelled through it’s use of music/sound and a little birdy tells me there is a special gala screening of it at the Royal Albert Hall with a live orchestra 30th March!

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I’ve subscribed to the progressive “Explore Filmaking” course where I am joining 15.000 others in the quest to be engaged with film! What a grammy!

No daubt the Oscars will be on the frontpages of every newspaper tomorrow and dictate the screenings at the cinema for a while, however, we all know it’s all just a bit of a show. Although they do include “shorts” in the awards now, which is good for the aspiring filmmaker …oh and they do have a Youtube channel too! and if you must know the results:
Image by Flickr user “cam knows”


Next week I am off for a seriously good job interview and to the BVE (the yearly broadcasting show: for a networking session to continue my quest for knowledge (and a job!) and god knows where it will take me from here. Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading. Here is a random song generator for you:


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