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A few classes coming up!

Hi again, After the last TV show I took some time off to shoot a music video, I went overseas to two weddings at the opposite ends of Europe, renovated my apartment in Bucharest in record time, and I am … Continue reading

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Director’s Homework

I must have worked with over a hundred directors by now, with some of them on more than one project. Some are camera oriented, the shots are everything to them. Others concentrate a lot more on performance, they focus on … Continue reading

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Screen Direction 101

The other day I stumbled upon this sweet website that made use of a few Film Continuity rules in a really fun and creative way! Eternal Moonwalk is a quirky online tribute to Michael Jackson. It’s a simple crowdsourced website … Continue reading

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Script Supervision Course

Hi all, Open Channel Melbourne asked me again to run their intensive Script Supervision Course this year. It will take place in November over the weekend of the 17th – 18th. The course is for those who want to work in … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Sell Your Heart

I just read this letter written in 1938 by F. Scott Fitzgerald to an aspiring writer who sent him a story and asked for feedback on the quality of her writing. Here is the very honest advice that could apply … Continue reading

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Beautiful Shots Versus Coverage

I just wrapped on a lower budget film and it seemed that every day we were facing the same issue: to spend more time on a certain setup to make it look as beautiful as possible or to get coverage … Continue reading

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What You Lookin’ At?

In a previous post, I mentioned TJ Smith who has done some amazing research and detailed experiments on how we watch movies. He is one of the team members behind The DIEM Project (Dynamic Images and Eye Movements). Using elaborate eye-tracking … Continue reading

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The Faces On Our Screens

Whenever I go to the cinema I always try to get a seat at the back of the theatre so I can see the entire screen. A couple of weeks ago I went with a friend to see a film … Continue reading

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The Invisible Gorilla

Continuing last week’s post… Psychologists specialising in Cognitive Vision have been studying the phenomenon of change blindness for quite some time. They wonder how we cannot perceive changes in our environment when they take place but these changes seem really obvious … Continue reading

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Whodunnit

This is a great clip to test your attention to details! It’s one continuous shot so what could go wrong – there’s no continuity right? I’ve already said too much. All those I’ve shown this clip to, my ex students, … Continue reading

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