Jess Hockey 311 showreel

1. This first clip intends to capture the essence of growing up and all that comes with that. Created in November 2020, the film features archival footage of the first few years of my life. The film focuses on spaces,…

Jess Hockey 311 showreel

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1. This first clip intends to capture the essence of growing up and all that comes with that. Created in November 2020, the film features archival footage of the first few years of my life. The film focuses on spaces, showing these spaces as inhabited with loud life juxtaposed with the barren silence of them in 2020. The music that accompanies the film is my own cover of ABBA’s song ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’, and I believe the sentiments within the song are reflected throughout the video.

2. The second clip is a video created by a group of 12 Weir House students in 2019 for a VUWSA inter-hall competition. It aims to demonstrate the importance of people speaking up when others are being harassed, something that needs to be acknowledged in today’s society. For this project, I was involved in the production of the video and acted within it. The song used in this video is Toploader’s ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’

3. The third clip is a lyric video I made for my band’s song ’SNOB’ (Saturday Night Bathroom Babies). The live footage was captured at the 2018 Smokefree Rockquest Taranaki regional finals, and I wrote the lyrics on my Dad’s whiteboard at school.

4. The fourth clip is an excerpt of a video that was made at the end of 2019. I wanted to make a video that captured the seemingly insignificant moments of my first year at University, focussing on my experience at Weir House and the friends I had made. The song accompanying it is ‘New Slang’ by The Shins, and I believe that this choice of music highlights the feelings I associate with Weir House. I enjoy projects like these as they allow me to be as creative as I like, without needing a certain narrative objective.

5. The final clip is a segment of a Mockumentary I made with two friends in October of 2020. Based upon my own flatting experiences, I came up with the concept and we all took turns filming. I edited the film, aiming to demonstrate the hilarity of the situations the characters were in.

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