Series: Creative and Design
Featuring Brett Wood, this programme shows students how to develop scripted and improvised parts, and we see how one scenario can be changed in many different ways, whether it's by a change in tone, a word or an action.
With the ease of access to drones, aerial shots have almost become ubiquitous. In this video Philip shows you how to get truly cinematic aerial shots and sequences, whether you've just picked up your first drone or are an experienced operator.
Making mistakes is an essential part to learning one's craft. In this episode Alex opens up about his biggest on-set mistakes from dropping lenses, to under-exposing shots on his Academy-award nominated short film "Johnny Flynton". He goes on to share his insights on how best to get hired for jobs. Show Less
Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock represented the liberal ideals of freedom of speech and self-expression in the United States. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Abstract Expressionism, discussing the influence of the Guggenheims in New York, the Cold War and communism and Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes. A helpful introduction for secondary students of art history. Show Less
American pop artists such as Andy Warhol were inspired by their firsthand experiences of mass production and consumerism. This video explores the historical context behind the birth of American Pop Art, from its beginnings in the post-war economic boom and how it was influenced by the rise of pop culture and the cult of celebrity. A helpful introduction for secondary and tertiary students of art history. Show Less
In this lesson Matt showcases some of the C200's biggest features, starting with its unique Dual Pixel Auto Focus system. We then look at high-speed/slow-motion shooting on the camera with some example footage, before ending with a look at the WiFi remote control functionality. Show Less
In this episode Bob continues his overview of equipment by covering different cameras and lighting options within them as well as different lens options.
In the final episode Adam closes the series with career advice, including his tips and guidelines for working well with directors and producers.
Alex opens the series with an overview of its content, then dives straight into a case study on visual style using the SNL 40th anniversary title sequence.
Moving on from 'how' to light, Shane delves into the 'why', using his 2000 film 'Crazy/Beautiful' as a case study. He shares his creative process for deconstructing a script and creating a visual tone for lighting and cinematography, and sets up the scene for the following workshop. Show Less
In this final episode of the workshop Shane deconstructs a high-action night car chase scene from his work on 'Need for Speed'. he shows how he was able to light the entire sequence using primarily practical lighting and the versatility of digital cameras. We then conclude the workshop by covering fill light, using Shane's work on the film 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' to illustrate. Show Less
Shane talks through his inspiration for lighting on 'The Rat Pack', deconstructing a key scene from the film. We then get to see him recreate the same scene, and finally Shane shows how to achieve a similar look on a budget.
In the final episode of the series Vincent takes us through his process for a high-end corporate commercial based on his work on the Nike Flyknit TVC. He explains his steps from conception through the proposal and bid, budgeting, storyboarding and all the way through execution, sharing his tips for success and hard-won lessons. Show Less
Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through Celtic history and culture, art mediums and materials, and the distinctive visual features and techniques of this art style. Show Less
Dunhuang Dance is a form of Chinese dance that draws sources from body movements depicted in artefacts found in Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Located in Gansu Province of China, along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the seven hundred and thirty five caves are famous for their statues and fresco paintings, spanning 1,000 year of Buddhist art. Thousand Hand Guan Yin, a representative of Dunhuang Dance featured in this programme is a contemporary creation conceived by the renowned Chinese choreographer, Zhang Jigang, and produced by the China Disabled Performing Art Troupe. In this dance, a group of hearing-impaired dancers effectively utilise their body language to communicate the magic of "thousand hands" and hints at the deep meaning of Buddhism, its luminescence and boundless love. Show Less
This programme provides an overview of the historical development of Long Sleeve Dance, a dance form dating back to the 7th century BCE, a time that is known as the Spring-and-Autumn period in Chinese history. It introduces a some of the codified language of Long Sleeve Dance. Highlighted are the Long Sleeve Dance performances titled The Colours of Water choreographed by Wang Yukun and Miao Xiaolong and Zhao Jun Departs the Frontier choreographed by Jiang Huaxuan. In Zhao Jun Departs the Frontier, Liu Min, a nationally acclaimed dance master, employs exquisite language of Long Sleeve to convey the conflicted emotions of Zhao Jun (one of "The Four Beauties" known in Chinese History) as she leaves her homeland and lavish lifestyle for the grasslands of the remote north as part of peace treaty. The dance tells an ancient story of loyalty, heroism and self-sacrifice for the common good. Show Less
The element of colour is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including Vasily Kandinsky’s ‘Painting with Green Center’, Paul Cézanne’s ‘Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primrose’ and ‘The Annunciation’ by Jean Hey, known as The Master of Moulins. An informative introduction for junior to middle secondary students studying visual arts. Show Less
In this episode, Ollie discusses the basic concepts of the additive colour model and how we can use this knowledge to counteract colour casts in our images. Along the way, we learn how to use the Parade, Vectorscope, RGB Overlay Waveform Monitor, and RGB picker. We also from acclaimed cinematographer Brett Danton, as he discusses how important accurate colours are to him and his clients. Show Less
With colour correction being such an integral facet of filmmaking, Alex talks about it briefly in this episode, sharing the precise correct order of events that he employs to ensure he gets the best results when correcting footage either on a solo project or when working with a colourist. Show Less
With everything now set to record, Ollie focuses on how simple colour and contrast management in production can maximise the quality of your digital negative. From using probes to ensure camera monitors are calibrated, to using charts to ensure white balance and contrast are consistent across all cameras; Ollie shows us his top tips for in-camera colour management. Show Less
In this episode we continue to examine complex and combined camera movements, with the emphasis on sequencing to create an effective and engaging scene. Using examples from a range of classic films such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Goodfellas", Vincent gives his keys to providing a rich frame, as well as his coverage principles. We look at the concept of a moving master shot, and when to not move the camera, before finishing with a director's script breakdown. Show Less
Continuity is the unsung hero in colour grading, and an often overlooked part of the process. In this lesson, Ollie takes on the challenge of matching Canon and Sony cameras on a multicam shoot, using an X-Rite Colour Checker Video chart. He then breaks down his workflow for creating visual harmony across a sequence of shots in a short film, while discussing stills, image wipes, and split screens along the way. Show Less
Here, Ollie breaks down the differences between contrast, tonality, dynamic range, and luminance perception. He also teaches us the fundamentals of reading histograms and waveform monitors, to help avoid clipping and crushing when using lift, gamma, and gain controls. To help illustrate these topics, Ollie uses a broadcast commercial for a sofa company, where contrast is used to make the product stand out against its surroundings. Show Less
Shooting couple portraits can result in some of the most powerful and memorable images, but come with their own unique challenges. In this episode Clay shares with us his complete techniques for getting the best results when shooting couples.