Many of us have sat in a darkened cinema, gazing at the screen, wondering what mechanics were necessary in getting the respective film distributed and projected. But what about those of us who don’t want to so much peer behind the curtain as tear it back? Well, that’s where Steven Bach’s blistering eye opener, Final Cut comes in.
It’s all well and good reading written reviews -and believe me, as a film critic the process of physically writing a review does teach invaluable skills and is immensely satisfying once it all comes together. Often though, it’s nice to verbalise one’s thoughts, so if anyone would like to hear my ramblings as opposed to reading them, head over to www.ipadio.com, click on the More Phonecasts tab and type in the name of our esteemed editor Lee Morgan, to bring up my audio reviews. They’re somewhat rough around the edges, but please feel free to leave a comment! In the meantime, I continue to present on the Riviera FM Movie Show with local filmmaker John Tomkins on Sundays from 1 until 3.
Happy film-viewing everyone!
Do you own a larger than life parrot that is destined for the big screen? Dartmoor-based production company Oddbodies is currently casting for a parrot to play a starring role in a short film being shot in the first week of July.
The YOURtube 2010 TV production course has 12 free places on offer for 15 to 19 year olds.
Award-winning horror filmmaker and fan of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Ashley Thorpe popped along to the Exeter Pictureshouse to take in Minima’s contemporary musical accompaniment to the silent Gothic classic
It’s difficult to convey in this age of media proliferation the importance of a film like The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1919), whether you take into consideration its effect on film design, its impact on early horror or its reaching effect and inspiration upon all of the arts. Like I said in my previous adoration for D+CFilm: ‘It’s where all the good stuff starts.’
Right, that got your attention. I don’t know if the next 10 years will see the death of celluloid and I’m confident that even if the major studios move to digital formats, there will be certain parties who are only interested in film as a medium.
What with the film Nine doing the rounds -an adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by Federico Fellini’s film 8½ -Devon’s own Nick Ingram went back to the source
For the Italian Neo-Realism film movement, a written text was never needed -the main text and the manifesto was burnt by light onto celluloid, giving us Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945), The Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948), La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948), and La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954), among others. It was the films they made that became their manifesto.
The D+CFilm social network added a discussion about tips on how to get music for you film. Here’s the entry from Exeter-based filmmaker Martin Lejeune. There was also a response from Graham Sclater, of Tabitha Music in Exeter, who recently did a deal with Disney/Miramax for supplying music, and one from new composer Paul Abrey. Pop over to the D+CFilm social network for Graham’s, and Paul’s comments -now over to Martin.
Dartington’s Barn Cinema showcases its performance and state-of-the-art digital film projection facilities on Thursday, November 12, with a one-off opportunity to experience a special film and music collaboration.
The Chagford Filmmaking Group is nearing its next shoot The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, which takes place on Dartmoor between August 11 and 16.
Short fims from the EAST video programme are to be shown at the Spacex, Exeter, this summer.
Tom Austin’s has put his black comedy Man-Cub, made as part of last year’s Phoenix Bursary, on DVD to raise the funding for his next film, La Legende~Dali
Rome and Juliet, Some Like it Hot, Slumdog Millionaire and Persepolis, which was in the 2009 Animated Exeter, are planned to be part of next bumper season of screenings at Topsham Film Society.
Bill Edwards, a former Plymouth Student, had designed the opening creditis for director Shame Meadows new feature Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee.
Elliot Grove, the fella who founded Raindance and the British Independent Film Awards, will get the first honarary degree from Plymouth College of Art, and marks a closer association of the college with the Raindance crew.
If all you have to do is mention ‘split screen’ and ‘real-time’ to get the blood racing through your filmic veins, you’d be interested to know that you could be part of Joshua Gaunt’s ambitious and visionary production of Tera Toma, the filming of which takes place between September 7 and 11.
This week’s D+CFilm Something For the Weekend Music video is from stalwart of the Exeter film scene Ben Sherriff for the grand statesmen of the Exeter music scene Veil Cassini.
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It turns out David Hasselhoff was in North Devon, filming a documentary for Living TV about his UK experience. Turns out he likes coffee, ice cream, and the laid-back vibe of North Devon, and who can blame him.
David Hasselhoff, commonly know as The Hoff, was meant to be in North Devon today, filming with the Appledore RNLI crew members and lifeguards in Woolacombe, for a show for Living TV.
Animated Exeter is a hubbub of activity and has secured a spot at Glastonbury for films shortlisted for its competitions as the festival continues to big up animation in the region -it supported a workshop in Haldon Forest as part of the Exeter Summer Festival, and there’s a twinning competition going on, just to remind y’all that its work goes beyond the fortnight of festival in February.
You could be forgiven that throughout the whole of Devon and Cornwall there is only one person who’s making the lion shares of music videos. But for a change, we’ve taken our lead from Teignmouth band The Quails, who are set to play Istandbul on June 25 -but before they embark on their Turkish Tour, you can catch them in Teignmouth on Sunday, June 21.
The Aeon Festival is calling for films for its sci-fi-themed extravaganza, which takes place in Crediton, August 28 -30.
As part of the Exeter Summer Festival, Words in the Woods is holding an animation workshop at the CCANW, Haldon Forest, in association with Animated Exeter on Sunday (June 21).
Chew TV is looking for you all those who fancy working in the creative industries, and of course that means you.
To catch the latest in 3-D films, pop along to the Vue cinema in Plymouth for a week of eye-popping action. And 3-D films have moved on a long way since Jaws 3-D (although how can you compete with Denis Quaid in 3-D shorts?).