“My bag is in the hat, it’s filled with this and that…”

Carlito would like to tell you all about his magic hat, which he found at a charity shop.

This is a short video I created for a contest on Zooppa entitled ‘Bring a Child’s Imagination to Life’ where the rules dictated that I had to recruit a child aged 9 or under to be the brains of the operation, only helping them to shoot and put the thing together into a film no longer than two minutes long.

The idea, spoken word content (none of which was scripted or even really planned) and most of the props were all Carlito’s; he turned up all ready to go. I just pointed the camera at him, chipped in to the dialogue where I was prompted, and edited the footage – as you can see it is heavily edited as the talent kept insisting we had a ‘few more minutes’… these film stars can be right divas eh? At some point I’ll do a longer edit so you can see what else came out of the hat. 🙂

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About Emma Puente

I am a freelance artist mainly working with digital video, regularly managing video productions for both organisations and individuals and specialising in the documentation of arts events, exhibitions and performances and interviews, as well as creating my own films. In my own work, I like to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the ‘what if?’ I work with a variety of technologies ranging from high definition broadcast suites to low-cost mobile devices. Clients and employers have included British Library Labs, PQA, NCS The Challenge, Kings College London, Thinktank Science Museum and AL Control Laboratories. I am an independent Arts Award Advisor (trained to Gold level) and have worked with numerous community arts organisations in the UK, sharing my skills with young people interested in media production and the creative industries. I have produced and delivered hundreds of video projects, technology-based workshops and public art events. I also offer services such as media conversion, image editing and occasionally design/illustration work. I have my own equipment and car, and can multi-task like a fiend. Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com Vimeo Facebook LinkedIn
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