Throughout studying at AUB I have been able to develop my visual communication skills focusing primarily on film and photography. Collaboration has been a big part of each of my projects, it’s been essential for me to work with other creatives to prepare myself for industry.
With Nyctophilia, I wanted to create something original and innovate solutions to visual learning briefs and unconventional muses. It’s an artefact that stands out because of its simplicity in the fact it's heavily visual, it aims to capture and immerse the audience into the atmospheres created because of its unique nature, there is no definitive end to the book. It is designed to be constantly changing and added upon as the concept itself is also boundless.
More specifically games such as Outlast and the Resident Evil franchise. Their use of lighting, sound and perceptive when done well can evoke such strong emotions. This is what I aim to achieve with the images created, I want there to be an interesting narrative behind everything I do. That way there is substance behind each concept.
The short film depicts the journey of my mom getting her hair done. It touches upon the history of black hair and the political issues that are still current within society through a narrative and spoken word. I wanted this film to be very personal since the message is so close to my heart, I felt it was only right to incorporate my family photos and snippets from my homeland. On top of that I leaned into a home movie aesthetic as it added another layer of intimacy to the project, and I felt really just strengthened the message behind the film.