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WSA student is among 6 finalists for short film contest

Published: 6 December 2005

18 year old Foundation student Leo Bridle was among a shortlisted 6 finalists for the UK Online, Faster Films short film-making contest recently.

The film,which is entitled Off the Beaten Track, showcases Leo's skill in the manipulation of conventional film, photographic stills, collage and stop-frame animation. A combination which clearly impressed the six judges of the London-based organisation and has fired his film-making ambitions toward undergraduate study.

When asked by the local press, Leo revealed "I get most of my inspiration from music videos but this particular animation came to me from when I used to cycle to school every day and the thoughts I used to have on the way" (quotation courtesy of the Hampshire Chronicle). The largely animated content of Leo's short film is indicative of his time and comittment, not only to the process of film making, but also to a specific tradition within film, which is notoriously hard to master. Leo's obvious talent succeeds in making this pain-staking process look effortless. The result is both a pleasure and - hopefully - an exciting precursor to his many successful future projects.

View Leo Bridle's Off the Beaten Track here

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