Sunday, December 04, 2016

Editing: The 'Match Cut'

A fantastic compilation of match cuts from various films... useful for editing revision and inspiration for your practical work. :)

Art of the Title: Stranger Things

Another fantastic breakdown and analysis from 'Art of the Title'; this time for 'Stranger Things' (my fave show of 2016).

As you continue your coursework research, you must make use of the site 'Art of the Title'. They have covered some of the most iconic title sequences in significant detail, including:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

'Bring on the female superheroes!' - TED Talk by Christopher Bell

As we are taking our first tentative steps into 'Postmodern Media' please listen to this passionate TED Talk by Christopher Bell, Ph.D in which he asks 'where is all the female superhero stuff?'.

Consider the questions he raises about the way in which 'the media' exacts control over public perception and how easily women are 'erased' from the narrative.

He also uses some key terms including 'media saturation' (which we began discussing yesterday - see Dominic Striate quotes in the introductory doc) and 'public pedagogy' which we will be discussing regularly throughout the course.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016


A look at the cinematic experience of Stanley Kubrick. His work is a tour-de-force of symbolism, narrative exposition and cinematography. His attention to detail may only be matched by Wes Anderson and his editing is without a doubt meticulous.

Much can be learned here, both in terms of your own production work but also in terms of Postmodern Media. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Learn Cinematography and Composition by following @comp_cam

To learn more about cinematography and composition, follow Composition Cam on Twitter (@comp_cam) and Instagram.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A2 Revision: Intertextuality

Another nicely timed video that is useful for revision. In this case, The NerdWriter discusses 'intertextuality' and there are some great examples in the video. Watch, make notes and enjoy.

There are more great film and media related videos on his Tumblr; go check 'em out!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Everything is a Remix: The Force Awakens

This is a fab caveat to your Ferguson/Matrix/Blade Runner case study, brining it bang up to date. Check out his original post for more info and links.

This post by Austin Kleon also posits some useful thoughts and additional links/resources (scroll down!).

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Net-a-Porter on taking a digital brand into print

Watch highlights from Net-a-Porter’s talk at the Changing Media Summit 2016, looking at how their magazine Porter bridges the gap between print and digital: