1. Good Fellers , director, writer, editor, designer
etc talk about making the film. Look out for Thelma Schoenmaker talking
about cutting before the clinch is closed, the whole process of truncation.
Scorcese is the director of Taxi Driver, After Hours, Mean Streets and
King of Comedy.
2. Peter Greenaway talks about an alternative approach to the narrative
film. To avoid the influence of the19th century novel, and experiment
with numbering, sequence and categorisation. The influence on him of
the painter Kitaj (who himself is influenced by film).
3. The Indian director Satyajit Ray , who writes, designs and also composes
the music for his films talks about his early background in illustration
and commercial art and printing. Other graphic designers who took to
film include Alfred Hitchcock (titles), Fellini (caricature), and Kurosawa
4. Terry Gilliam talks about being the one Python interested in the
image and , as a cartoonist, storyboarding his films.
5 Michael Caine talks about how you act for the filmic medium, part
of a fascinating masterclass, where he talks about adjusting movement
and expression for the scale of the big screen. Here he talks about
how to deliver a speech while drunk, with posture to match.
6. Camerawork and the Steadicam , the invention of a gyroscopically
controlled harness for the mobile cameraman has revolutionised the point
of view we see in the cinema, from the hand-held camera to the soaring
sensation in The Shining. Also gets you to think about movement around
your subject, angle of vision, scale etc.
7. Philippe Rousselot , cameraman on Diva talks about
colour balance and film.
8. Frank Capra talks about sustaining the action in a film, matching
shots and expressions by using 2 even 3 cameras. The importance of not
rehearsing the actors, waiting for inspiration in actors.
9. Orson Welles and Citizen Kane , the possibility
of learning the basics of film in a short time.