Photoshop School

I have now completed three courses with OCA ‘The Art of Photography’, ‘Context & Narrative’ and ‘Setting the Scene’ and I have read a great deal of books for these subjects.  However, I felt that my reading seriously neglected my knowledge of photo editing and with the completion of ‘Setting the Scene’ and before beginning … More Photoshop School

Samsara

As recommended by my college I found Samsara on YouTube which is a very good film and certainly a classic.  This is a good example of kaleidoscope shots used to create and tell a narrative.  Filmed in Nepal the film-makers have used all sorts of different types of shots in their scenes from wide to … More Samsara

Freeze frame

In my last project I used a number of still images to suggest that a meeting in a park is being watched by a third unseen character.  My original idea had been to show the scene of the meeting in the park followed by a repeat performance as a collection of still images.  However, when … More Freeze frame

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