Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Jamie Dixon 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Jamie is a cinematography major. He has worked on multiple short films and documentaries as well as TV shows throughout the course of his time in IADT. He hopes to gain more experience in the camera department in the coming years as his career progresses. He has a natural photographic eye and a good work ethic. He will bring this work ethic and enthusiasm onto every set he steps onto no matter what role he is in.

The Use of Negative Space in Film

My thesis explored the use of negative space in film through films relationship with painting by looking at Ida by Pawel Pawelikowski. I studied multiple shots from the film and contrasted them against paintings by Polish painter Duda Gracz. I explored multiple different ways in which negative space or the lack of it can be used to further the narrative communicated through the frame in both the paintings and the shots from the film.