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Blindspot - Emily Young

Film Making

From Emily

photo of Bernard on sofaIn making this little film, I tried to become receptive to what Bernard's experience was, to listen hard and find images that would bring the audience to a closer connection with what he was saying.

Because Bernard couldn't see any more, the experience of talking to him became quite internal; I then gathered the images that accompany him, feeling my way instinctively rather than intellectually.

photo of Bernard on sofaWe also used this approach to the editing. It seemed important to keep the work on it light and in keeping with the way Bernard become involved: just a conversation, a desire to share what he was going through.

In a way, I suppose, I tried to serve rather than impose. When Paul made the music for it he added a whole new layer; the film now feels like a conversation between Bernard, me and Paul.

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