On chatting with my wife regarding ideas for a film we agreed that a story about something connected with our family was not a good idea right now and instead we got talking about making a vampire style film as we had just watched an old Dracula movie. However, as we talked it through further … More Exercise 5 – People
This is a great short vampire film, the best scene is when the hero is bitten by a vampire and faints. I was once in a serious car accident and I remember fainting / loosing consciousness and this film-maker has captured the exact same effect that I experienced. Loss of hearing a high-pitched buzz like … More This movie has a great fainting scene.
http://www.ubu.com/film/emin_dancer.html I watched this short-film on ubu.com and I liked it. Emin uses what appears to be old cine film edited to suit here dialogue voice-over and a video of her dancing at the end with a final shot of a bird in flight I guess representing her freedom and escape.
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
I am a little disappointed with this book. I purchased it as a hard copy as opposed to a JPEG or a iBook my option was the most expensive and doesn’t come with updates but I prefer to read from a proper printed book that I can pick-up and put down when and where I … More Final Cut Pro 10.3 How it works
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
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
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
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
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