This blog is written by Richard Woolfenden: teacher, film producer and eclectic blogger about stuff. All the views expressed in this blog are my own.
Friday, 23 December 2016
Films of 2016 and the promised 'return' of Super 8
Films of 2016It's come to that time of year when I realise just how few films I've actually seen. (You know, properly, at the cinema). I only watched the 'Revenant' on tv last night! (Mostly enjoyed it. Great bear and horse scenes. It had Oscar-needy performance from diCaprio written all over it but I'm not going to begrudge him his plaudits). So I'm indebted to people like @davidehrlich who put together mega-montages, such as the one above, that review the year for people like me who so easily fall out of the contemporary film release loop. 2017 - must do better. I could too easily blame my 'career shift' - I have recently returned to teaching - but that just won't wash with you or me. (More on that in another post). For a more textual take on the films from 2016 go and have a read of No Film School's 'No Film School's Top 10 Indie Films of the Year'.
2017: the 'return' of Super 8Let's all take stock of 2016, and in true analogue spirit, shoot some stock in 2017! Why not? Film is making a comeback is it not? The defunct Kodak has risen from the ashes and has designed a new Super 8 for us all to get retro with. I still have a wind-up Russian Quarz Super 8 Camera that I better dust-down if I'm going to keep up with these retro times. I never did telecine my footage from the top of New York's Twin Towers that I shot in 1999. Its time has come!
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Friday, 8 April 2016
I'm getting into the spirit of the Shakespeare celebrations marking 400 years since his death #Shakespeare400. I'm collecting links about events, performances, talks, screenings, research and teaching resources in a Flipboard magazine. Please take a look: bit.ly/Bard400.
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