Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Film & Film Theory Site

This site provides excellent links to New Wave articles and Film theory.

Very useful for The Contextual Study Unit.

There is a link available if you scroll down the right hand of the blog. Or click here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

René Clair: Entr'Acte (1924)

Entr'acte is a 1924 French short film directed by René Clair, which premiered as an entr'acte for the Ballets Suédois production Relâche at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Relâche is based on a book and with settings by Francis Picabia, produced by Rolf de Maré, and with choreography by Jean Börlin. The music for both the ballet and the film was composed by Erik Satie.

For this production, the Dadaists collaborating on the project invented a new mode of production: instantanéisme. The complete film takes about 20 minutes using such techniques as watching people run in slow motion, watching things happen in reverse, looking at a ballet dancer from underneath, watching an egg over a fountain of water get shot and instantly become a bird and watching people disappear. The cast included cameo appearances by Francis Picabia, Erik Satie, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp. The conductor of the orchestra at the premiere was Roger Désormière.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

New Course for 2015: BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production (Moving Image)

This highly practical course is aimed at those interested in film and video making. The course encourages experimentation and creative development. It includes all aspects of digital video film making as well as an emphasis on the use of sound and editing using Final Cut Pro. 

This course provides a foundation in aspects of the moving image and sound, to allow students to understand current developments and deal with changes in technology. 

It will enable learners to develop a portfolio of work which can be shown to potential employers or higher educational establishments. 

The course comprises of eight units, the majority of which are practical.

• Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production
• Research Techniques for Creative Media Production
• Practical Skills for Moving Image Production
• Film Studies
• Development and Techniques of Film and Video Editing
• Promotional Video Production
• Camera & Lighting Techniques for Moving Image Production
• Music Video Production

The Higher National Certificate usually allows students to go directly into the second year of a degree course - this will allow the students to reduce overall course education costs.

Possibility of studying to HND level at King Edward may also be available.

For further details visit: King Edward VI website here

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Foundation Art: HNC Standard of Work Sample

To give a guide to the standard of work expected on the HNC Creative Media Production course here is a video produced by former A2 Film Studies student Ryan Potter (created for the Foundation Art course).