22nd September 2005
An animated short film made by a graduate from the
Neil Baker, who graduated in September with a first-class honours degree
in Media Production, will find out if he’s won at a dinner and awards
His production called ‘Screen Culture’ explores the domination of screen
visuals in our society and has already been shown at the Elemental
Arts Festival in
is originally from Bradford, is now living and working in
He is also producing a video as part of a live performing arts piece with fellow graduate Steven Hatton for Arts NK, based in Sleaford.
“The nomination was quite out of the blue and very welcome,” said Neil. “It feels good to be recognised for my work and my effort by such reputable organisation.
“The film is based on an idea I had last year which involved people dressed identically in a unnamed town centre going from one chain store to the next on conveyor belts.
“It then developed into a piece about a screen-obsessed society in which all the citizens are square-eyed zombies using screens as their only form of communication and entertainment.
“My inspiration came from thinking about the advances in 3G mobile phone technology and the old wives’ tale that watching too much TV makes your eyes go square. Thus I created square-eyed and square headed characters to inhabit this society.”
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