LOVE THIS! My career in 4 minutes, from @TotalFilm
Love this scene from pulp fiction
An Internet firm like Netflix producing first-rate content takes us across a psychological line. If Netflix succeeds as a producer, other companies will follow and start taking market share. Maybe Amazon will go beyond its tentative investments and throw a hundred million at a different A-list series, or maybe Hulu will expand its ambitions for original content, or maybe the next great show will come from someone with a YouTube channel. When that happens, the baton passes, and empire falls—and we will see the first fundamental change in the home-entertainment paradigm in decades.
Tim Wu explains why the Netflix-produced series “House of Cards” could be the death of cable television: http://nyr.kr/Wo7J8A
Wasp by Andrea Arnold (Short Film)
My first seminar was “Communicating in Film and Television" with Dr. Oliver Gruner, (although i was in the wrong class, due to a mix up on my timetable, i was supposed to be in Richard McCulloch’s seminar, I also later found out that all the seminars covered the same topics, so i was safe and could continue the next week in the right seminar)
Dr. Gruner began the seminar by passing around a register and then telling us which books we would require for our modules.
The first book was David Bordwell & Christian Thompson’s Film Art, we were then told to read the chapter on Narrative in film for our next seminar.
The second book was Jonathan Bignell’s Introduction to Television.
We were then told about the blogs we would be keeping and that we would have to tag them appropriatly and finally email all lecturers a link to our blogs, I assume this is so that they can be kept track off and given feedback on things which could be improved/changed.
We were told and shown through a slideshow that the filmmaker is a ‘Theorist’.
Also told to look up the definition of ‘Continuity editing’.
The purpose of continuity editing is to smooth over the inherent discontinuity of the editing process and to establish a logical coherence between shots.
We then finished of our seminar by watching a short British kitchen sink drama, The Wasp, written and directed by Andrea Arnold, released in 2003.
The short film starred Nathalie Press as a struggling single mother of four who is determined not to let her children be an obstacle in her pursuit at rekindling her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Danny Dyer (Severance, Mean Machine, The Football Factory).
The Wasp is set in the hometown of the writer/producer of the short film, Andrea Arnold.
The Wasp has also won 8 awards since its release.
I recommend to my readers if you haven’t already then watch this short film, its only 20-25 minutes long, I will post the link for The Wasp in my next post.
So a part of my university work involves blogging the experiences, seminars and lectures, so i guess this is it, well the first post anyway