I have always had an interest in TV & Film production, as well as videography since the time I was...

‘The “True” Effects of Quarantine’ came about after the global COVID-19 pandemic brought the United Kingdom into lockdown. Due to this lockdown, the original idea that I wanted to make was not possible as it would not only require what would be deemed as a large social gathering, it would also require travelling for “non-essential” reasons. After struggling for weeks to come up with an idea, I finally settled on the idea of a mockumentary in the style of a YouTube vlog, a homage to how I first became interested in TV, Film and Video.

I settled on the idea of a mockumentary as I had just finished writing my dissertation in which I had submitted the full script with all the research for the original idea I had for my final project. During this, I had watched a lot of different comedies from both the UK and the USA and one of them was ‘The Office’. I had watched both the UK and US versions and found that I loved the format of them both. When I was creating a concept for my film, I knew that I wanted to focus on isolation as it was an extremely relevant topic and the mockumentary idea seemed to work perfectly with the theme of isolation.

Due to the lockdown, I had struggled a lot with actually making the film when shooting. Of course, I was working solo, therefore I had to be a cameraman, director, D.O.P, sound engineer and actor all at the same time and it proved more difficult than I originally thought it would be. I tried mostly to film around my family, when they were on their daily exercise or shopping so that I could get everything done with no interruptions.

Despite the limitations and the issues that were faced, I feel that I made something that I can be happy with, knowing that it made during such hard times with little to no access to the equipment luxuries that I have become accustomed too. However, that does not mean that the old idea will never see the light of day. One day that will be made, and I look forward to the day it is.

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‘The “True” Effects of Quarantine’ came about after the global COVID-19 pandemic brought the United Kingdom into lockdown. Due to this lockdown, the original idea that I wanted to make was not possible as it would not only require what would be deemed as a large social gathering, it would also require travelling for “non-essential” reasons. After struggling for weeks to come up with an idea, I finally settled on the idea of a mockumentary in the style of a YouTube vlog, a homage to how I first became interested in TV, Film and Video.

I settled on the idea of a mockumentary as I had just finished writing my dissertation in which I had submitted the full script with all the research for the original idea I had for my final project. During this, I had watched a lot of different comedies from both the UK and the USA and one of them was ‘The Office’. I had watched both the UK and US versions and found that I loved the format of them both. When I was creating a concept for my film, I knew that I wanted to focus on isolation as it was an extremely relevant topic and the mockumentary idea seemed to work perfectly with the theme of isolation.

Due to the lockdown, I had struggled a lot with actually making the film when shooting. Of course, I was working solo, therefore I had to be a cameraman, director, D.O.P, sound engineer and actor all at the same time and it proved more difficult than I originally thought it would be. I tried mostly to film around my family, when they were on their daily exercise or shopping so that I could get everything done with no interruptions.

Despite the limitations and the issues that were faced, I feel that I made something that I can be happy with, knowing that it made during such hard times with little to no access to the equipment luxuries that I have become accustomed too. However, that does not mean that the old idea will never see the light of day. One day that will be made, and I look forward to the day it is.

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