Film language

As part of my reading I have read much about ‘film-language’ I am finding this is a little bit mysterious but intriguing.  I have been trying to understand this aspect of film-making and I have noticed that colour appears to play a big part in film-language.  For example I recently saw a film called Las … More Film language

Lightroom

BEFORE AFTER Up to know I have simply been using Lightroom to Import video clips to my computer in order to keep them filed in the same order as my still images, then in Final-Cut-Pro I have imported across for all my editing.  I thought that apart from Import there were no other features in … More Lightroom

Final Portrait

I have just seen the movie, ‘Final Portrait’, written and directed by Stanley Tucci.  This is a wonderful film to watch with great performances from Geoffrey Rush playing the part of Alberto Giacometti an artist living in Paris with his wife played by Sylvia Testud, his model and mistress played by Clemence Poesy and an American art … More Final Portrait

Producing

Basics Film-Making published by AVA written by Charlotte Worthington, ISBN: 13: 978-2-940373-57-4. I guess I am a bit of a bookworm, as the Basics, Film-Making series of books were not listed on my course as required or even recommended reading.  I guess I am not too bright as only a small fraction of what I … More Producing

Screenwriting

As my course progresses I am now required to start writing screenplays as part of my assignment work and I thought it would be a good idea to find a book that covers this subject to help me.  I have just read a good student text book called Screenwriting from the Basics Film-Making series, published … More Screenwriting

Dunkirk

I have just seen the movie Dunkirk, which I watched at the small cinema theatre at Shepperton Studios. The film was very good.  The four main film-making techniques that sprang to my attention in the production: The first was the use of a non-linear timeline for the story which followed the action this was explained … More Dunkirk

Studio Lighting

I have been filming a project called, ‘The Headache’ and I am employing my studio lights more and more as I get more familiar with them.  By using studio lights I have a greater control of my exposure and a choice of aperture settings for depth-of-field, in this case my light-meter recommended f/11.  In this … More Studio Lighting

The Language of Film

This is a very good book to read from the series of books called Basics Filmmaking, this volume is by Robert Edgar, John Marland and Steven Rawle, published by Bloomsbury, ISBN: 978 -1-4725-7524-1. Divided into seven chapters, Semiotics, Narrative, Intertextuality, Ideology, Frames and Images, Sound and the last chapter is Constructing Meaning.  Each chapter provides … More The Language of Film