49 awesome photography tips and time savers Fitting your photography around the demands of family life (check out our ever-popular free family portrait photography cheat sheet) and the working week is often more difficult than figuring out the technical complexities of your camera. To help you get the absolute most from your photography time, we have come up with 49 of the best photography tips and time savers that are guaranteed to get you better results, help you edit your shots with ease and simply enjoy your picture taking more. From checking your kit before you leave the house to setting up your camera on location and tips for improving your photo composition, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for saving yourself time and getting organized – thereby reducing the chance of missing out on shots – long before you even press the shutter release.
UbuWeb Film & Video The following films are presented for educational and non-commercial use only. All copyrights belong to the artists. About UbuWeb Film & Video The Story of Film: An Odyssey The series was broadcast in September 2011 on More4, the digital television service of UK broadcaster Channel 4. The Story of Film was also featured in its entirety at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, and it was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in February 2012. It was broadcast in the United States on Turner Classic Movies beginning in September 2013. List of episodes Each episode lists the film clips that are featured.
SHAKESPEARE ON FILM Featuring resources on 13 of Shakespeare’s plays, from Romeo and Juliet to Titus Andronicus, the resources cover over 25 different filmed versions of his works. Ranging across study guides, film extracts, interactive downloads and documentary programmes the resources aim to engage students with the plays themselves via filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's works making this site - a veritable one stop shop for all your "film and Shakespeare" needs. Featuring interviews with Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen and Adrian Noble as well as film makers such as Richard Linklater and Richard Loncraine, the resources offer insight into the plays themselves, raise issues about Shakespeare’s language and look at the adaptation process but always focusing on Shakespeare’s texts themselves. An ideal way to get your students started on Shakespeare.
Top 40 best free legal movies you can download right now - Blorge While you constantly hear about how downloading movies is illegal, there are numerous free legal movies you can download. Sure we aren’t talking about the latest summer blockbusters here, but there are some great films out there on the Internet that can be had for free. The Internet Archive works to bring together anything and everything that resides in the public domain, and that includes movies. We’ve gathered together 40 of the best ones that will keep you entertained for hours on end, all without costing you a dime outside of using some of your bandwidth.
Free lensing: dismount your lens for the ultimate creative effect It’s a little-known fact, but if you remove the lens from your SLR and hold it a few centimetres away from your camera you can still take a picture. The technique, known as freelensing, allows you to twist and alter the angle of the lens, which shifts and skews the plane of focus. This can create wonderful painterly effects. While the process itself is relatively straightforward, it also involves a lot of trial and error. There’s an element of chance to capturing a good shot, and you’ll need to experiment with the twist and angle of the lens – bend the lens towards your light source to avoid light leak. It’s nearly impossible to get the lens into the same position twice, so it’s equally tricky to replicate a successful shot.
Watch 222 Great Films in the Public Domain: Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Buster Keaton & More Want to learn about film history? You can take a class on the subject, where you’ll likely need a copy of Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell’s standard text Film History: An Introduction, and possibly the companion book, Film Art: An Introduction. These are phenomenal resources written by two top-notch scholars who have spent their lives watching and analyzing films, and should you have the time and money to study their comprehensive introductions, by all means do so. But of course, there’s no substitute for actually watching the hundreds of films they reference, from the early days of the medium through its many re-visions and innovations in the 20th century. But why, ask Thompson and Bordwell, “should anybody care about old movies?”
31 French movies to watch. (March Edition) + Where to watch these movies online Reading time: 10 minutes Ready for another helping of French movies? For March, I have prepared a special menu for all fans of French cinéma. Juicy films dished out by cream of the crop directors. Just the right pinch of action, thriller, hot-blooded drama and a huge slice of eye-catching cinematography. You can watch these movies one per day for each day of the month, or you can be a total movie glutton and devour them all in one go. 5 great activities for using movies in the EFL class Persuading students of the usefulness of watching English-language movies at home isn’t hard, but there are many things you can do to bring films into the classroom as well. Here are 5 great activities for using movies in the EFL class. Half in half out Choose a scene from a movie that you’d like to work on, preferably one with lots of movement and lots of dialogue.
UbuWeb Film & Video The following films are presented for educational and non-commercial use only. All copyrights belong to the artists. About UbuWeb Film & Video UbuWeb is pleased to present thousands of avant-garde films & videos for your viewing pleasure. However, it is important to us that you realize that what you will see is in no way comparable to the experience of seeing these gems as they were intended to be seen: in a dark room, on a large screen, with a good sound system and, most importantly, with a roomful of warm, like-minded bodies.
Introduction to Astrophotography By Landscape Photographer Stan Moniz Introduction to Astrophotography Have you ever wanted to take photographs of the night sky but not knowing how to get started? Stan Moniz offers a beginners’ guide to get you up and running with astrophotography sponsored by... Hoya