Film Form

This weeks blog was focused on film form and to analyse the opening scene to City of God, a 2002 film that sheds light into a dark world illustrating ‘the growth of organised crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio De Janeiro, between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s’…

Your Income and Your Art

When we are young, we have all these dreams and aspirations of what we want to do. I have been playing the piano since I was five, and cannot imagine a life or career without music in it. When I was much younger I wanted to be a concert pianist and travel the world, playing…

Generosity of Spirit

Today marked the close of the Terry Fox Run for 2016 with the hand over of the cheque to the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi. Handing over the cheque to the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi. Terry Fox’s legacy is making a…

2016 Terry Fox Run

A little pre race chit chat with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Participants all with a common cause gathered behind the arch to await the start gun for the 2016 Ras al Khaimah Terry Fox Run, which was held on the 26th February 2016 on the Corniche. This included both a 5km run and…

RAK Fine Art Festival 2016

Liquid Gold The 4th consecutive year of another hugely successful RAK Fine Art Festival opened at the Banyan Tree on the 19 of February 2016.  I was fortunate enough to have one of my photographs, titled “Liquid Gold” selected for the exhibition. Opening night was held in a magical setting filled with art, all the…

SAE Project 5: Moving Forward

I have had fun posting blogs the last few weeks, and have spent a lot of time reflecting on why I chose SAE, and what I want from this course and my future career. Now I need to examine how this unit is actually going to assist me in moving forward and achieving my goals. Through…

SAE Project 4: Analysing Myself as a Learner

What kind of a learner am I? Sometimes a very frustrated one, but then that also largely depends on the subject I am ‘learning’. This week’s task is to analyse myself as a learner.  This is something I do constantly in an attempt to improve myself and achieve my goals.  I would say that my weaknesses…

SAE Project 3: What Type of Learner Am I?

I’ve always had a problem with my learning, ever since I was very young. The academic side of school was always a constant struggle for me, and the higher the grade, the more challenging it became. By year 10 things were becoming almost impossible for me, which was when they tested me, and found I…

SAE Project 2: My Work Space – Physical and Mental

I have two work spaces, both spaces are happy places for me. One in my bedroom, where I have my work station, surrounded by things that make me happy, memories from my travels and things I have made as well as photos of family. And then my piano where I spend up to 4 hours…

SAE Project 1: Something About Me

When I started this blog it was initially going to be about my photographic journey, music photography and anything related to just photography. I am now studying Film Production at SAE with the idea of specialising in the postproduction side of things.  Part of my course involves writing a blog, so what I originally started…

Concert Review: Mötley Crüe

Venue:  Du Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Date:  20 November 2015 Set list: · So Long, Farewell (Rodgers & Hammerstein song) (Song played from tape) · Girls, Girls, Girls · Wild Side · Primal Scream · Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S) · Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) · Smokin’ In the Boys’ Room…

Concert Review: Jeremy Loops

Venue:  41st Floor, Media One Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Date:  19 November 2015 Set List: · Welcome. · Mission to the Sun (Howling). · Sinner. · Skinny Blues. · My Shoes. · Down South | 3 Little Birds. · Running Away. · Only The Good Die Young (Billy Joel cover). Encore: · Trip Fox. · See,…