PHO705: Falmouth F2F

Visit Falmouth, take part in workshops and have work critiqued – at least that was the original intent. A COVID-19 pandemic put an end to F2F for myself.

Some engagement is/was possible through online delivery.

Zed Nelson Q&A (Thursday evening)

It was somewhat strange attending a Q&A for a film premier not seen. Nevertheless, being familiar with the area of London, the subject of the film meant it was possible to get the gist and follow along.

Guest Lecture Jo Coombes

A presentation on carbon footprint and zero carbon shooting or filming.

A selection of slides Jo Coombes from Canvas Lecture

Guest Lectures Saturday Toby Smith

Although aimed at climate change, the subject matter centred on effective campaign communications based on social science or indeed marketing.

The parallel with my project work is taken and guidelines are extracted that may improved the messaging.

Keywords were taken as narrative, authenticity trusted communicators, identity and values and apply to my FMP project.

Another important element to my FMP is with the negative messaging of loss to have a positive for people to switch their emotions to.

Strong stories are about us: our pride and strength. The FMP project is driven thus.

The Principles 1-7 above have an impact on the FMP Project. Initially, Principle 1-5 seemed the most applicable to my messaging but so too does Audience Platform in the FMP project case around Exhibition versus, book or basically the range of ways of going public.

Mention was made of Fairness and this takes me back to a course I attended on Fairness in the Environment presented by Leeds University. This went into a lot more of the principles of fairness and ran as a two-week course.

Guest Lecture Professor Gary McLeod – Iwate

On the subject of aftermath photography, we were shown current research work around connecting with the tsunami torn areas of Japan. Out of respect, we were asked not to record images.

What resonated here in this fast-moving presentation was mention of spatial and temporal subject matter which resonate with my interest in and around photography.

It is always interesting to see Gary’s visuals from Japan as culturally the signs (semiotics) are vastly different from what is seen in Western cultures.

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