Last night I went to the screening of the short film that I’ve been a part of for the past couple of months. I was responsible for the production sound, as well as the sound editing and mixing. Being half an hour long it was the longest short film that I’ve worked on.
The event was held at an independent cinema here in Melbourne. It’s where all the films made through the university are shown at the end of the year, and it’s great to see all the products that everyone has spent their time working hard on. Sadly this will be the last time that the event will be held there, as it will no longer be an independent cinema as of early next year – a very sad occasion for the film fanatics in Melbourne. It’s a wonderful place to be able to watch obscure old films and LOTR marathons.
Despite this, it was an amazing experience. Everyone was dressed up and was there for the films. Also showing there were the third years films from our university. It was a strange moment in the theatre, to realise that the audience were genuinely there to celebrate the filmmakers and everything that they’ve accomplished, rather than sitting through a film just because everyone else has seen it. What surprised me was the amount of existential films being premièred. I love being apart of the young filmmakers community, where I get to see other people my age create amazing products that make you think about yourself and your life. Don’t get me wrong, films with a clear narrative are wonderful as well, but it’s not often that you are genuinely challenged as the audience to think about what you are doing and where you are going with life.