GO Cinema

A young film director on the cutting edge of tech and storytelling

The acclaimed 2017 short film The Suitcase launched the career of a young woman filmmaker, Abi Damaris Corbin, who some say is going to be the next Cathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker ). The writer director, started her filmmaking career at the graduate Cinematic Arts program at USC after doing a master’s degree at the …

A young film director on the cutting edge of tech and storytelling Read More »

Cinema of the soul

Russian film director and master auteur Andrei Tarkovsky created films with strong images and challenging narratives. Tarkovsky was influenced by Japanese films and was inspired by auteurs such as Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Michelangelo Antonioni. His films were mostly shot in monochrome as black and white was, in his opinion, closer to real life. …

Cinema of the soul Read More »

Blocking actors

Blocking the scene with the actors is the most important part of preparing to shoot a scene. The director decides what are the best camera moves to tell the story and convey to the audience what the actors are thinking and how they progress the story through the action. The meaning can change with different …

Blocking actors Read More »

Know when to cut

Emotion and rhythm is a major part of film editing. Learning when to cut is a matter of practice. It might appear easy but it is not something that comes easily at first. Watching lots of movies, especially old ones, will help you to understand rhythm and know what works and what doesn’t work.

Keep practising, try cutting your scene in different lengths and see which works best. Watch your actors carefully and see how they move. Cutting on the move helps to hide the cut. Watch for emotion in your actors face and let the emotion play out. Like dance, try and go with the flow.