Pure cinema is complementary pieces of film put together, like notes of music make a melody. There are two primary uses of cutting or montage in film: montage to create ideas--and montage to create violence and emotions.
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Clay from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Clay animation or claymation is one of many forms of stop motion animation. Each animated piece, either character or background, is "deformable"—made of a malleable substance, usually Plasticine clay.
Traditional animation, from cel animation to stop motion, is produced by recording each frame, or still picture, on film or digital media and then playing the recorded frames back in rapid succession before the viewer. These and other moving images, from zoetrope to films to videogames, create the illusion of motion by playing back at over ten to twelve frames per second. The techniques involved in creating CGI are conversely generally removed from a frame-by-frame process
Each object or character is sculpted from clay or other such similarly pliable material as Plasticine, usually around a wire skeleton called an armature, and then arranged on the set, where it is photographed once before being slightly moved by hand to prepare it for the next shot, and so on until the animator has achieved the desired amount of film. Upon playback, the human mind of the viewer perceives the series of slightly changing, rapidly succeeding images as motion.
A consistent shooting environment is needed to maintain the illusion of continuity: objects must be consistently placed and lit, and work must proceed in a calm environment.
Amsterdam Playstation from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. Through evolution over the years, game consoles have expanded to function as CD players, DVD players, web browsers, set-top boxes and more.
Semois valley from anton withagen on Vimeo.
The ultimate goal for most filmmakers is a multi-million dollar budget, a sizable crew and plenty of cool toys -- including a high-end camera. The reality is that most of us want to film quality content more frequently than we're able to Kickstart a new budget.
the iPhone A8 processor has the capacity to shoot in the ultra-high definition format.
It takes 3 minutes, and offers a lot of creative ways to use your smartphone and make it more than just a phone. As far as I'm concerned, it's just a matter of time before a smart kid comes up with a solid indie feature shot on a phone, and whether you consider yourself a 35mm lover or not, I believe it would be a huge mistake to overlook the revolution happening thanks to these babies.
Cut Draw Paint. from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Three different techniques of making faces. Just an edited idea.
By extension, anything which is the forward or world-facing part of a system which has internal structure is considered its "face", like the façade of a building. For example a public relations or press officer might be called the "face" of the organization he or she represents. "Face" is also used metaphorically in a sociological context to refer to reputation or standing in society, particularly Chinese society and is spoken of as a resource which can be won or lost. Because of the association with individuality, the anonymous person is sometimes referred to as "faceless".
Dinant et La Meuse from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Home video is a blanket term used for pre-recorded media that is either sold or rented/hired for home cinema entertainment. The term originates from the VHS/Betamax era, when the predominant medium was videotape, but has carried over into current optical disc formats like DVD and Blu-ray Disc and, to a lesser extent, into methods of digital distribution such as Netflix.
The home video business distributes films, telemovies and television series in the form of videos in various formats to the public. These are either bought or rented, then watched privately from the comfort of home by consumers. Most theatrically released films are now released on digital media, both optical (DVD or Blu-ray) and download-based, replacing the largely obsolete VHS (Video Home System) medium. The VCD format remains popular in Asia, though DVDs are gradually gaining popularity.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Les Ardennes from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A good, sturdy tripod will let you get smooth pan or tilt movements, but for any other movements you could benefit from a home-made type of weight.
The simplest way to do this with a camera is to fold up or retract the legs of your tripod and keep the camera mounted on it. This gives you a good amount of weight beneath it and will prevent it from wobbling around to as great a degree as it would otherwise.
Les Ardennes francais from anton withagen on Vimeo.
As does the human eye, the camera creates perspective and spatial relations with the rest of the world. However, unlike one's eye, a cinematographer can select different lenses for different purposes. Variation in focal length is one of the chief benefits. The focal length of the lens determines the angle of view and, therefore, the field of view. Cinematographers can choose from a range of wide-angle lenses, "normal" lenses and long focus lenses, as well as macro lenses and other special effect lens systems such as borescope lenses. Wide-angle lenses have short focal lengths and make spatial distances more obvious. A person in the distance is shown as much smaller while someone in the front will loom large. On the other hand, long focus lenses reduce such exaggerations, depicting far-off objects as seemingly close together and flattening perspective. The differences between the perspective rendering is actually not due to the focal length by itself, but by the distance between the subjects and the camera. Therefore, the use of different focal lengths in combination with different camera to subject distances creates these different rendering. Changing the focal length only while keeping the same camera position doesn't affect perspective but the camera angle of view only.
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Amsterdam City Archives from anton withagen on Vimeo.
The Treasury is located in the basement of the City Archives, behind the impressive vault doors that date back to the time when the building was the largest bank in the Netherlands. You can view the most beautiful and most interesting items from our archives, displayed on two storeys with richly decorated floors and ceilings. These ‘Treasures of Amsterdam’ have been arranged in twelve themes, each of which is represented by a prominent citizen of Amsterdam. Freddy Heineken represents the mercantile spirit of the people of Amsterdam, Theo van Gogh represents freedom of speech, and Willy Alberti represents the levenslied (‘life song’). Next to the Treasury is the open repository, which provides a fascinating insight into the way in which the 40 kilometres of Amsterdam archives are conserved with the greatest possible care.
Friday, 21 August 2015
Rocroi en Ardennes from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Battle of Rocroi, (May 19, 1643), a military engagement of the Thirty Years’ War in which a French army of 22,000 men, under the Duke d’Enghien (later known as the Great Condé), annihilated a Spanish army of 26,000 men under Don Francisco de Melo, marking the end of Spain’s military ascendancy in Europe.
The Spanish army crossed the French border from the Netherlands and then stopped to besiege the small fortress of Rocroi, 55 miles (88 km) northeast of Reims. Enghien advanced rapidly, knowing that the Spaniards were expecting reinforcements. On May 18 both armies positioned themselves with the bulk of their infantry in the centre, flanked by two wings of cavalry. Early on May 19 Enghien led a successful cavalry charge of the French right against the Spanish left.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Garden of the Rijksmuseum from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A hidden camera is a still or video camera used to film people without their knowledge. The camera is "hidden" because it is either not visible to the subject being filmed, or is disguised as another object. Hidden cameras have become popular for household surveillance, and can be built into common household objects such as smoke detectors, clock radios, motion detectors, ball caps, plants, and mobile phones. Hidden cameras may also be used commercially or industrially as security cameras.
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Social Media and Storytelling
Social media is powerful. Think of the viral effect of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos. We’ve evolved from simply having a website to push information to our audience to having platforms and channels to engage in dialogue and community building. Here are some tips to help you make the most of social media for storytelling: Start small and add on; encourage engagement; remember it’s a conversation; get friends, family, and staff to share with their networks; give them resources to easily share; provide incentives;
Thursday, 13 August 2015
The book Hiroshima Mon Amour, by Marguerite Duras, and the related film, were partly inspired by the bombing. The film version, directed by Alain Resnais, has some documentary footage of burn victims and the aftereffects of devastation.
The story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Hiroshima survivor diagnosed with leukemia, has been recounted in a number of books and films. Two of the best known of these works are Karl Bruckner's The Day of the Bomb (1961), translated into 22 languages
Amsterdam is known for its art history and in recent years the city's major institutions have stepped up to the historical mark with a glut of major refurbishments that bring its Golden Age and modernist treasures to the masses in a way that has surpassed all expectations.
Spend a weekend tripping between the institutions of the Museumplein and you'll know exactly what we mean. The Rijksmuseum alone delivers an unparalleled journey through 800 years of Dutch art and history, from the Middle Age
Monday, 10 August 2015
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item. A song, piece of artwork, book, video, or photograph can all be remixes. The only characteristic of a remix is that it appropriates and changes other materials to create something new
Vultures from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Typical training tasks for companion birds include perching, non-aggression, halting feather-picking, controlling excessive vocalizations, socialization with household members and other pets, and socialization with strangers. The large parrot species frequently have lifespans that exceed that of their human owners, and they are closely bonded to their owners. In general, parrot companions usually have clipped wings, which facilitates socialization and controlling aggression and vocalizations. Some birds of prey are trained to hunt, an ancient art known as falconry or hawking. In China the practice of training Cormorants to catch fish has gone on for over 1,200 years.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Bouillon Belgium from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Cinema of Belgium refers to the film industry based in Belgium. Belgium is essentially a bi-lingual country divided into the Flemish (Dutch-speaking) north and the French-speaking south. There is also a small community of German speakers in the border region with Germany. Belgium is further a federal country made up of three regions (the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region) and three language communities (the Flemish Community (Dutch-speaking), the French (i.e., French-speaking) Community and the German-speaking Community). Due to these linguistic and political divisions it is difficult to speak of a national, unified Cinema of Belgium. It would be more appropriate to talk about Flemish or Dutch-language cinema of Belgium and Walloon or French-language cinema of Belgium.
We are NEARLY there (we zijn er bijna) from anton withagen on Vimeo.
In both the United States and Europe, the idea of children's films began to gain relative prominence in the 1930s. According to Bazalgette and Staples, the term "family film" is essentially an American expression while "children's film" is considered to be a European expression. However, the difference between the two terms can be seen in casting methods adopted by American and European films respectively. In American family films, the search for a child protagonist involves casting children that meet a specific criteria or standard for physical appearance. In contrast, European children's films look to cast children who appear "ordinary". Similarly, in American family films, the adult cast can be composed of well known actors or actresses in an effort to attract a wider audience, presenting narratives from an adult or parental perspective. This is shown through the casting, script, content of the plot, editing, and even Mise en scène.
Art Parade from anton withagen on Vimeo.
The first book about Miffy was published 60 years ago, in 1955. Dick Bruna told his oldest son a story about a bunny hopping around the garden of their holiday home. He draw a picture of this bunny and this is how he created ‘Nijntje’. Soon the drawings and stories of Nijntje became famous around the Netherlands and when Nijntje went abroad the name was changed into Miffy. Nowadays Miffy is famous around the world.
To celebrate 60 years of Miffy the Nijntje Art Parade is being held this year. 60 artists were given a large, white statue of Miffy. Each artist was allowed his or her won creativity to create a unique Miffy.