Globalisation in the Film Industry

Globalisation has already transformed the film industry, and will continue to do so. The transformation is due to a number of factors; Production is no longer dominated by America. China and India have massive film industries. Smaller countries attract foreign film making talent by offering economic incentives, cheaper production costs, or value for money by…

2001: Space Odyssey

1) Who is the director? The director of 2001: A Space Odyssey is Stanley Kubrick. 2) What is the plot of the film? 2001: A Space Odyssey is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith (a large upright black stone) on Earth. Evolution then…

Spectacle & Technology

Do you think technology has eroded the craft of film storytelling (is spectacle more important than a solid narrative)? My short answer is no, but with a caveat or two. Technology is continually evolving, and the big film producers have the capital to not only use the latest technology, but also to adapt technology so…

Film & Audiences

Film is a wonderful, and if we are to look at box office earnings, a very popular form of entertainment. As it is a public place there is that unspoken social rule of how you are expected to behave. The obvious cinema experience involves selecting a movie that interests you, going to the cinema with…

Social Media and Your Career

Social media is becoming a vital tool in almost all industries. In the film industry it is fast becoming a fundamental tool, that if used cleverly will have huge benefits for you. Social media is an instrument linking websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking….

Inclusive Design

The definition of Inclusivity is the fact of not excluding members or participants on the grounds of gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc. This is a broad field, and extremely complex Some differences like race, gender and mobility impaired disabilities are more obvious than others, but there are also disabilities that affect our cognitive functioning…

Film Genres

Genre is the term used that categorises the different films that are produced for the public.  Genre production is not unique to US filmmaking. We can identify genres from other countries, such as Hong Kong martial arts films and the classic Bollywood dance films.  The Hollywood genre system has been praised as it helped provide…

Black Comedy

The term black comedy was created by a surrealist theorist called Andre Breton in 1935 to label a sub-genre of comedy in which laughter arises from controversial topics. Black comedy is a style that concentrates on the darker side of humanity, finding humour in the serious, often censored subjects such as: torture, rape, mental illness,…

Secret Interview Techniques

At this early stage in my career, my experience with the interview process is very limited. With little experience the best way to understand the procedure is to research what is required in an interview, and to understand what the people interviewing you really want. I was excited to research and write this blog because success…

Critical Analysis: Inside Out

Inside Out is a full-length cartoon motion film about an 11 year old girl called Riley, originally from Minnesota, who moves to San Francisco with her parents. The main characters of the movie, however, aren’t Riley and her family, but instead Riley’s main emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. These emotions illustrate to…

Copyrights and Contracts

I’ve been uploading videos to YouTube on and off for 3 years and I’ve experienced a few issues when it comes to the copyright policy for YouTube. Some videos I can monetize because I used music that is not copyrighted, and then there are a few videos that I can’t monetize because the music is…

Film Form

This weeks blog was focused on film form and to analyse the opening scene to City of God, a 2002 film that sheds light into a dark world illustrating ‘the growth of organised crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio De Janeiro, between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s’…