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Sunday, 5 December 2010

I saw: Monsters

Monsters by Gareth Edwards, a complete new comer (his IMDb page is not even filled in), has created a really exciting sci-fi film. With a shoestring budget, it is interesting to notice that this film was produced by UK studio Vertigo. In fact the cinematography and the production value are impressive.

This film does well what James Cameron can not do, the special effects don't draw attention to themselves, they are there just to tell a story. The tentacled aliens are just a part of the general scenery of destruction. In a way it follows the lead from District 6 (Neill Blomkamp), where the aliens seem to just be another type of alienated beings, there only to be hated and feared by the white overclass.

One to watch.

Miss de Castro

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The Music Video is still exciting

In the past the music video has been the entry point for many directors, for example Jonathan Glazer directed videos for a range of artists (Radiohead, Massive Attack, Bjork...) and went on to direct "Birth".

This website discusses contemporary music videos http://bugvideos.co.uk/ that hopefully will inspire you to create and question film. They also run competitions that you might be able to enter.


Miss de Castro