Yield To The Night

Yield To The Night, is film well worth watching as a filmmaker, made in the late 1950’s as a protest against capital punishment and inspired by the hanging of Ruth Ellis. The acting, cinematography, lighting, screenplay, direction, editing and use of sound are all worth looking at very closely,  and is valuable to anyone who … More Yield To The Night


I have just seen the movie Dunkirk, which I watched at the small cinema theatre at Shepperton Studios. The film was very good.  The four main film-making techniques that sprang to my attention in the production: The first was the use of a non-linear timeline for the story which followed the action this was explained … More Dunkirk

Blocking Diagrams

In this exercise I have sketched a blocking-plot using a blocking-diagrams that I have taken from the movie ‘The Stranger’ Directed by and starring Orson Welles.  I this scene a character (the visitor) is looking for the character of Orson Welles (Charles Rankin) he knocks of the door and is invited in my Mary, Rankin’s … More Blocking Diagrams

The Filmmaker’s Eye by Gustavo Mercado

The Filmmaker’s Eye, by Gustavo Mercado, published by Focal Press. Although not listed on my reading list, I came across this title on Amazon and reading the description, I thought that it might make useful additional reading. The book looks at different shooting techniques for film making such as long shots, medium shots, close-ups, macro-shots, … More The Filmmaker’s Eye by Gustavo Mercado