Sunday, February 19, 2017

Under the Influence: Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-Wai

It is always interesting to see how one director influences another...

In this video, Barry Jenkins discusses the influence that Wong Kar-Wai had on his work.

Here is a side by side comparison of shots from 'Moonlight' and various Wong Kar-Wai films.

Wong Kar-Wai is one of my favourite directors. Every film student must watch 'In the Mood for Love'. It is a masterpiece of cinematography, mise-en-scene, sound and editing working in unison to make a true work of art.

Both videos were found via: FilmSchoolRejects, which is a fantastic site that regularly shares interesting articles and videos about film. Consider following them on Twitter or Facebook.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The new culture war: how Hollywood took on Trump

Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg posed with his wife, Jocelyn Towne, on the award ceremony’s red carpet, he with a teeny sign reading “Refugees welcome”, she with the words “Let them in”, written on her chest.

Click here to read the rest of the Guardian article

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Editing: The 'Match Cut'

A fantastic compilation of match cuts from various films... useful for editing revision and inspiration for your practical work. :)

Art of the Title: Stranger Things

Another fantastic breakdown and analysis from 'Art of the Title'; this time for 'Stranger Things' (my fave show of 2016).

As you continue your coursework research, you must make use of the site 'Art of the Title'. They have covered some of the most iconic title sequences in significant detail, including:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

'Bring on the female superheroes!' - TED Talk by Christopher Bell

As we are taking our first tentative steps into 'Postmodern Media' please listen to this passionate TED Talk by Christopher Bell, Ph.D in which he asks 'where is all the female superhero stuff?'.

Consider the questions he raises about the way in which 'the media' exacts control over public perception and how easily women are 'erased' from the narrative.

He also uses some key terms including 'media saturation' (which we began discussing yesterday - see Dominic Striate quotes in the introductory doc) and 'public pedagogy' which we will be discussing regularly throughout the course.