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CGI – How It Happened

The Opinionation of CGI It all nearly didn’t happen.  Back in the early days of computer animation (the 70s and then the 80s) people where afraid of computers, perhaps they had seen too many George Lucas films and where worried … Continue reading

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Lecture 8 – Audio and Overdubbing

Shut Up and Shoot In our 9th instalment of Single Camera DVP lectures, we looked into the importance of sound, and how it can be used to make or break your work.  For starters, we watched a DVD called the Shut … Continue reading

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Film Studies Lecture 8 – The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Peter Greenaway wrote and directed this film, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, in 1989.  It starred Richard Bohringer (the cook), Michael Gambon (the thief), Helen Mirren (his … Continue reading

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Film Studies Lecture 5 – Philadelphia

Philadelphia Philadelphia is a 1993 drama staring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, directed by Jonathan Demme.  It is based around the true story of Geoffrey Bowers, a law attorney who, in 1987, was dismissed from Baker & McKenzie, who then won financial compensation in … Continue reading

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Film Studies Lecture 4 – Rear Window

Rear Window This, another of Hitchcock’s creations, is a film about voyeurism in the extreme, specifically designed to enrage your humble narrator, in the same way that photographers who only photo naked women enrage me.  Now i will concede that Man Rays  Le … Continue reading

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Film Studies Lecture 3 – Vertigo

Vertigo Vertigo was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958, and starred James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes.  The film told the story of a retired San Fransisco detective who suffers from acrophobia, an extreme fear of heights, who … Continue reading

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Film Studies Lecture 6 – Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin The Battleship Potemkin, filmed in 1925 by Sergei Eisenstein, is a Russian propaganda film based on the mutiny of the crew of the Battleship Potemkin in 1905.  It dramatises the rebellion against the cruel and oppressive Tsarist officers, … Continue reading

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