Meet Christabel Samuel, member of The Bigger Idea
Posted by: Alex
Published: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
This week we catch up with Christabel Samuel, 24, who won our self-promotion video task. Christabel who studied English Literature BA and Film Studies MA at University College London has lived in London since she was two-years old and considers herself a Londoner through and through. Other than being interested in films, filming and writing, Christabel is interested in all things that inspire and excite.
Here Christabel talks us through her video and answers our questions:
“The brief was about representing yourself as a brand. We were asked how we could express who we were and what we were about in an innovative and exciting way. Out of three mediums, a press release, poster or video, I chose the latter. My video was based in my home and featured the objects I felt represented me best. I wanted to tell my story without me directly in it so I devised a continuous scene with a heavy visual narrative.”
Watch Christabel’s video here:
What it was like to get to be part of seeing your idea become a reality and how were you involved?
It was an honour to see my video as the winning idea. It was not a long term brief, nevertheless I was delighted to be picked and showcased on The Bigger Idea’s sites.
So far what have you gotten out of working with The Bigger Idea?
I won an internship at their offices as well as some exposure, plus the prestige of winning that I feel will bring me credibility.
What are you going to do next?
I am looking forward to working in The Bigger Idea offices. I am continuing with my freelance filmmaking and journalism. Currently I am involved in the London Film Festival running in October. I am also developing a documentary idea that I am looking forward to filming in 2012.
Lastly what do you love about The Bigger Idea? And why do you think it is important for young people to have opportunities like The Bigger Idea?
It is uncommon for an organisation to challenge young people to develop their creativity like The Bigger Idea. It is even more rare to then be given the opportunity to manifest those ideas. Young people have much untapped potential and The Bigger Idea empowers us to take the initiative in thinking about the world. It is one of those wonderful projects that make people feel like they are valuable instead of feeling used as a means to an end.