We have been silent, but quite busy in the Interactive Filmmaking Lab! We have completed not one but two manuscripts/proposals on the future of film studies and our new interactive productions are well underway. But in the mean time, we are proudly looking forward to GradEX19, the annual exhibition of project work undertaken by final year students at Staffordshire University, taking place at our campus, this Wednesday the 5th of June 2019, together with GradEX: Art and Design on the 6th of June 2019.
The categories involve, among many others, also projects in Film Production (located in Cadman), including our lab members’ Ashton Clarke and Sophie Hiscock. Following the ‘resurgence in popularity in recent years’ of interactive filmmaking, Ashton will present her research ‘An Investigation into Screenwriting For a Short Interactive Film’ which looks ‘at the definition of interactive film, the importance of the narrative in interactive film and how an interactive film script can be formatted’. While Sophie will show Scapegoat (dir. Sophie Hiscock, 2019), a short interactive film, hosted on an HTML-based website. The genre of the film is crime drama, allowing the viewer to pick the people they wish to investigate.