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Observations on film art

Observations on film art
The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Kristin (with some help from David) here: David and I have been offering this greatest-of-90-years-ago series almost as long as this blog has existed. For earlier annual entries, see 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925. I approached 1926 with the assumption that it would present a crowded field of masterpieces; surely it would be difficult to choose ten best films. Instead it turned out that some of the greatest directors of the era somehow managed to skip this year or turn in lesser films. Still, the Soviet directors were going full-tilt by this time and contribute three of the ten films on this year’s list. The Russians are coming Vsevolod Pudovkin’s Mother was a full-fledged contribution to the new Montage movement in the Soviet Union. Along with Potemkin, Mother was one of the key founding films of the Montage movement. Mother was released on DVD by Image Entertainment in 1999, but it seems to be very rare. Petit mais grand

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Critical Studies in Television - Scholarly Studies for Small Screen Fiction News, Reviews & Commentary on Lesbian and Bisexual women in Entertainment and the Media. Arab Media and Society formerly known as TSB (Transnational Broadcasting Studies) Journal, which covered satellite broadcasting in the Middle East and broader Muslim world. For archive Bad Subjects: Political Education of the Everyday El arte cinematográfico - Bordwell y Thompson You're reading a free preview. Pages 11 to 28 are not shown in this preview. You're reading a free preview. Pages 39 to 57 are not shown in this preview. Screenplay Basics - Scripped - StumbleUpon A Scripped Compendium by Johnathan Carr Traditional storytelling recounts past events, whereas screenwriting is locked in the present - thus you may not deviate from PRESENT TENSE. You may also be tempted to describe every inch of the world you're creating - don't! Take comfort in the idea that a screenplay is not meant to have any literary value. As you're writing, be mindful to preserve only the most important details: information that will advance the story. At the beginning of a feature film script, often but not always, the first line will be: FADE IN.

Dumb Ways to Die: 10 great Australian adverts When I say I’m a copywriter people often ask if it’s just like being Peggy Olson in Mad Men. I'm never sure how to answer that: I haven’t seen Mad Men, probably because I’m usually at the office, writing copy. It's this kind of single-minded obsession that means advertising folk value nothing more than a good backpat; reassurance that the long nights and bad dinners are worth it. And the biggest backpat of all is Cannes. The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity (which weirdly omits the word advertising) has just come to a close.

15 Film Production Credits Explained Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film? I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground—yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party. So I started asking questions, and here's what I've learned: 1.

Defining Documentary Film Raising a question When I ask the students in my film classes at the university if they can define or at least somehow describe what makes a film a documentary, they usually come up with answers like this: "It is a type of film that is based on the real world and real people, depicting things as they are or telling about historical events in a supposedly truthful or objective manner." Or they say that it has to do with a certain realism of style and that it is "filming on some real location without actors, artificial props or a pre-constructed narrative." Sometimes they also just cite the title of a classic book on the subject saying that it is "representing reality." [1] And often enough, Danish students go on to talk a lot about "facts" and "truth" as a necessary condition for non-fiction film. Some smart guy may even suggest that it is nothing but the opposite of fiction.

A Tedious Explanation of the f/stop by Matthew Cole Photographers set their exposure using a combination of shutter speeds and f/stops to get the correct amount of light on the sensor (or film). The shutter speed regulates how long the sensor is exposed to light coming through the lens. The f/stop regulates how much light is allowed through the lens by varying the size of the hole the light comes through.

100 Ideas That Changed Film by Maria Popova How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years. When a small handful of enthusiasts gathered at the first cinema show at the Grand Cafe in Paris on December 27, 1895, to celebrate early experimental film, they didn’t know that over the next century, their fringe fascination would carve its place in history as the “seventh art.” But how, exactly, did that happen? Black Bonds, Annie and OITNB: How Film and TV Representation limits, liberates, and moulds People of Colour by Otamere Guobadia Follow @otamere In the wake of the Sony Leaks and the ‘Annie’ reboot starring Quvenzhané Wallis, the Black Bond debate, questions of representation have received renewed interest. A Sony executive expressed the desire that the phenomenal Idris Elba, the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated black actor known for his nuanced and brilliant performances be Daniel Craig’s successor. Much of the dissent, however, has come from people who fervently believe that Bond’s whiteness is somehow central to his character’s identity, and thus to recast him as black would be a gross act of cultural erasure.

Photography and Math Photography and Math Copyright 2004, 2010, Mark D. Martin, All rights reserved [This article was originally a study guide written for 7th and 8th grade math students for a mini unit on photography and math. It incorporates many concepts taught in middle school math including some basic algebra, fractions, decimals, ratios, sequences, area of a circle, metric measurement, and measuring angles. Students had been taught all of these concepts before the unit.

Le blog des critiques Kristin Thompson et David Bordwell est dédié au cinéma et à ses éléments tertiaires. On y retrouve des suggestions de lecture, des expositions ayant pour thème le cinéma, des critiques (bien sûr!) et des vidéos éducatifs. Ces derniers sont particulièrement riches en informations pouvant être utiles à des étudiants du cégep ou de l'université. by hubertouellet Feb 16