Bibliography Hamel (2012) ‘Teaching with trailers: The pedagogical value of previews for introducing film analysis’, Journal of Film and Video, 64(4), p. 38 Having confirmed a fear of students failing the lesson of analysing film style, Hamel suggests that the problem stems from his teaching method. Based on material from books, Hamel’s research led him […]Read more "[AB#10] Teaching with Trailers"
Bibliography Schneider, M.A. (2016) ‘Television’s tortured misfits: Authenticity, method acting, and Americanness in the Midcentury “Slice-of-Life” anthology drama’, Journal of Film and Video, 68(3-4), p. 30 This article implies that method acting emphasizes personal experience, emotion, and imagination as a resource to characterise an actor. “Rather than acting a part, one must ‘live the part’” […]Read more "[AB#9] Television’s tortured misfits: Authenticity, method acting, and Americanness in the Midcentury"
Bibliography Mateer, J. (2014) ‘Digital cinematography: Evolution of craft or revolution in production?’, Journal of Film and Video, 66(2), pp. 3–14 Evolution of craft or revolution in production confirms the impact of digital technology in the filmmaking process. This article suggests a variety of elements that make cinematography and how it has emerged over the […]Read more "[AB#8] Evolution of craft or revolution in production"
Bibliography Berger, J. (2008) Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin Classics. Ways of Seeing contains arguments about theory and explores the gap between how we associate art with words. John Berger organises thoughts through several different essays containing words and images. I chose this book because it contributes to the understanding the language of images. Ways […]Read more "[AB#7] Ways of Seeing, John Berger"
Bibliography Luhr, W. (2012) Film noir. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd). Film noir is a style of film with cinematography that menace and doom. This book discusses strategies of film noir and its nature to be appealing to audiences. Film Noir also explores the difficulty in defining a genre […]Read more "[AB#6] Film Nior, William Luhr"
Aitken, I. (2013) Film and reform: John Grierson and the documentary film movement. London: Routledge. John Grierson was the founder of the documentary film movement. Film and Reform identifies the major influence on John Grierson’s contribution to the movement during the interwar period. Using essays and other materials, Film and Reform claims that Grierson’s academic […]Read more "[AB#5] Film and reform: John Grierson and the documentary film movement"
Bibliography Barthes, R., Lavers, A. and Smith, C. (1997) Elements of semiology. 19th Ed. New York: Atlantic Books. Elements of Semiology explains how semiology aims to take in a system of signs, to create language, at least a new sign of signification. Saussure suggests that there had already been an existence of semiology, which only makes the […]Read more "[AB#4] Elements of Semiology, Roland Barthes"