22 07, 2020

Guide to improving streaming quality when watching films online

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For filmmakers and fans alike, the ability to access movies on demand is a fabulous resource literally at our fingertips. Streaming and watching video online has not only revolutionised film consumption for entertainment, but provided those around the industry with a cloud-based collection of classics to reference and admire. A myriad of available streaming [...]

25 12, 2018

Lights, iPhone, Action: How smartphone cinematography is democratising filmmaking

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On December 4th, the winner of 2018’s Turner Prize was announced. The annual art prize, previously awarded to the likes of Damien Hirst, Wolfgang Tillmans and director Steve McQueen, often invites controversy and this year was certainly no exception. All four of the nominees – three individuals and a collective – were nominated for [...]

26 08, 2017

Virtual Acting

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“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player | That struts and frets his hour upon the stage | And then is heard no more.” These immortal words of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth open Stevan Riley’s 2015 BAFTA-nominated documentary Listen to Me Marlon, an exploration of previously unheard audio from Brando’s personal recordings. We hear [...]

19 11, 2016

Groundbreaking Animation, Loving Vincent

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Animation history shall be made in the year 2017 as the first fully hand painted animated feature film is released. The film named Loving Vincent is directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, and starring big names such as Douglas Booth (The Riot Club, Romeo and Juliet), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, the IT crowd), Saoirse [...]

10 11, 2016

CGI Animation Takeover

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Since the opening of PIXAR’s 1995 hit Toy Story (Lasseter) CGI animation has taken over the field of animation with many studios leaving traditional animation behind in the dust. The use of CGI to entirely animate a film has only been around for 21 or so years. In the early 1990’s PIXAR studios was [...]