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
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
My short-film for assignment V is based on a short story by M R James. The original story is about a college professor who finds an old whistle from a grave that is falling in to the sea whilst visiting a ruined church on holiday. The whistle has an inscription that reads whistle and I’ll … More Film language assignment V
In this project I used a script supplied by my college OCA as part of my course for Setting the Scene covering the topic of sound. I planned out my short-film with a rough storyboard which I drew up more to put me on track for ideas of how to stage / compose the shots. … More Project Film – Conversation
This image is the closest to my own visual dynamic-range. However, to find an image that my camera could capture with it’s own more limited dynamic-range, I took a number of photographs adjusting the light reflected on to the subject and the exposure. This in fact was the last image I took using a silver-reflector … More Exercise – Reflected “bounced” light
Assignment One Brief – To make a short film (1-3 minutes) about the identity that is expressed in the clothes people wear. You will need to film yourself or a willing actor. You will need a variety of clothes Find a way to express something about the role or purpose associated with clothes. Use sound … More Preparation and planning
As I begin my new course, I am researching the subject of film making and as recommended by my college I have signed up to Vimeo and browsing their site I came across their video school and I then signed up to storyandheart.com for more information. On the storyandheart site I watched an interesting video about … More The Four Pillars of story telling.