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.
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 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
I have looked at some examples of how editing has been used to contract or expand time in movies. My first example I found was in a Japanese film called Pandemonium by the Director Toshio Matsumato this is the link to the movie on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeTxQHWlQOc 00:02:37 into the movie we have a scene … More Contracted and expanded time in movies
Death on the Nile. Following up on my Tutor’s recommendation to watch movies that are very familiar to me to analyze their editing sound and image, the first motion-picture I chose to watch is my wife’s favorite, ‘Death on the Nile’, I have seen many times. Made in 1978, starring Peter Ustinov and Director of … More Death on the Nile
I picked up a DVD from Tesco for a £5, the original 1932 Scarface starring Paul Muni, George Raft and Borris Karloff, directed by Howard Hawks. Widely considered to be one of the great Gangster movies and a film that influenced all future gangster movies. There is a very interesting montage scene that suggests a … More Scarface 1932 Directed by Howard Hawks
My Tutor suggested I watch this video by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. (This is only a 6 minute extract.) I liked this very much, the idea of linking a video with a mobile-phone device and time of past and present in a specific location then filming the handheld mobile phone video within the … More Alter Bahnhoff
I have recently invested in a lens calibration kit in order to improve the sharpness of my auto-focusing. This consists of a plastic target that mounts to a tripod to lighting stand that you will photograph using the lens to calibrate from your camera mounted from another tripod with the camera set to Aperture Priority, … More Auto-focus calibration
Up to now I have only used my DSLR for still photography, with this new course I am now learning about the functions and features of the Movie mode on my Nikon D800e. Frames per second (fps) against image quality In the camera menu, I have a choice of 24, 25 and 30 fps at … More Knowing my camera for video