It Takes as Long as it Takes

Some thoughts on the use of sustained shots ☛ Around the time I was getting seriously interested in the idea of making movies, a film came out that had me entranced by its opening shot: the film was called The Player and the shot ran for just shy of 8 minutes without a cut. It […]

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The Joy of Treatments

How and Why to Write Treatments ☛ Many screenwriters will think this title a bad joke – there’s little they enjoy less than writing treatments. I use to have the same aversion, but I’ve learnt to love the little fellas, in fact my two latest feature film projects only exist in treatment form right now. […]

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Shorts According to Curly

What Makes a Good Short Film? ☛ My last blog on short films provoked a few debates – I’ll stick with that subject. In fact shorts have been much on my mind of late: I started editing a short for artist filmmaker Daria Martin, worked with Lucy Hay on the finishing touches to her script […]

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New Kit on the Block

What Turns a Camera into an Icon ☛ Recently the new Sony F-3 delivered to camera houses throughout London – the next big thing is with us. Forget the Red, and fire your Canon 5D mk2: the next iconic camera is here! It all started back in 2007 when a camera came along that was […]

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