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

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

Death on the Nile

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

Alter Bahnhoff

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