Alexander Mackendrick On Film-Making, 2004, Edited by Paul Cronin, London: Faber & Faber, ISBN: 0-571-21561-0. I wish that I had found and read this book whilst doing this course. This is a very good book for a student film-maker to read. It helps the novice with writing a screenplay, planning and shooting a scene and … More Alexander Mackendrick On Film-Making
‘The Works of the Motion Picture Cameraman’ by Freddie Young & Paul Petzold, published by Focal Press, ISBN: 0 240 50766 5. I found this book in a Charity bookshop. This book was published in 1972 and although some of the book is out of date regarding modern film-making methods there is still a lot … More ‘The Works of the Motion Picture Cameraman’
512659 Shaun Mullins MI4STS letter 512659 Shaun Mullins MI4STS marksheet I have passed! As a result of my formal assessment I have now achieved my 120 credits from my three assessments to safely move on to my next level and towards my final degree. This course was a big learning-curve for me as I … More Formal Assessment Result
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
Shaun Mullins Ass. Fback 02 I was pleased and relieved that my Tutor liked my short-film and that I had achieved to create a sense of atmosphere in my film. I must admit I often suffer from self-doubt even when assured by family and friends. Scene 1 – The Letter Arrives. I thought I had … More Reflection to my Tutor’s report for assignment 2.
In this exercise I have looked at movies that have used camera angles to convey a sense of atmosphere or for / alter the meaning of a scene. Viewpoint – In the movie ‘The Conversation’ Directed, written and produced by Francis Ford-Coppola, the film begins with a wide-angle shot taken from a high vantage-point looking … More Camera Angles for Atmosphere and meaning
https://vimeo.com/220466419 The point of this exercise is to see how a zoom lens can be used in movies for suggesting depth to the audience. As you can see I have taken three small ornaments and lined them up on white paper. Using a 55-300mm f/5.6 zoom lens, I zoomed in and focused on to the … More Exercise – Depth
On Saturday evening my wife and I went to see the movie ‘La La Land’ at The Korda Theater at Shepperton Studios (Pinewood Studios Group), it was my first visit to this theater, but a visit that I had been wanting to do the moment I learned that it was open to the public at … More A visit to Korda Theater and La La Land