Friday, 19 December 2014

Brittain By Car

Britain By Car from anton withagen on Vimeo.


Autojournalism: a discussion

Autojournalism objective or not? from anton withagen on Vimeo.

A (bought) review is the system where the creator (usually a company) of a new product pays a reviewer to review his new product. Primarily used in the car, movie and game industry this system creates a kind of undercover advertising. Bought reviews tend to be biased due to the informative value of reviews. In some cases, a bought review may be independent, if the person that is hired to do the review has a strong reputation for independence and integrity. Even if a "bought review" from a respected critic is actually independent, the perception of potential bias will remain, due to the financial relationship between the company and the critic.
Although some journalists may assert their professional independence and integrity, and insist on producing an unbiased review, in other cases, writers may succumb to the pressure and pen a biased "puff piece" which praises the product or event while omitting any discussion of any shortcomings.

Film usage

Film usage from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Film and movies during thewar
Film in the newsreels
Film as propaganda
Film as entertainment

Sol y Sombra

Sol Y Sombra from anton withagen on Vimeo.

A sound blimp is a housing attached to a camera which reduces the sound caused by the shutter click, particularly SLRs. It is primarily used in film still photography, so as not to interfere with the shooting of principal photography, and also in other situations where sound is distracting: theatrical photography, surveillance, and wildlife photography.

Eastern Spain

Eastern Spain from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Fade In & Fade Out
You'll notice that most professional videos begin and end with a black screen. It's easy to give your projects this same professional look by adding a Fade In at the start of the video and a Fade Out at the end.
Superimposing one video image on top of another can be a little bit tricky, but it is a powerful tool if used properly. Be careful where you apply it; if the scenes are too busy it wont work well. Montages or transitions from one scene to another tend to be good moments for this effect.

Espana por favor

Espana por Favor from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Originality is the aspect of created or invented works by as being new or novel, and thus can be distinguished from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works. An original work is one not received from others nor one copied from or based upon the work of others.. It is a work created with a unique style and substance. The term "originality" is often applied as a compliment to the creativity of artists, writers, and thinkers. The idea of originality as we[who?] know it was invented by Romanticism, with a notion that is often called romantic originality.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Gratuitous violence

Gratuitous Violence from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Made with quicktime pro.
With the possibilities of cutting and of filming outdoors, films have a much wider palette of possibilities to depict violence, including single combat, brawls and melees as well as full-blown battles. From the 2000s, computer animation has come to play an important part in cinematic visualisation of battle scenes, pioneered from 2001 by The Lord of the Ring trilogy

Sunday, 14 December 2014

First vacation for Eveline

First vacation for Eveline from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Prior to the arrival of home video as a popular medium in the late 1970s, most feature films were essentially inaccessible to the public after their original theatrical runs were over.
Those who could afford such luxuries could buy a 16 mm or 8 mm film projector and rent or buy home-use prints of some cartoons, short comedies and brief "highlights" reels edited from feature films. In the case of the 16 mm format, most of these were available with an optical soundtrack, and even some entire feature films in 16 mm could be rented or, at a steep price, bought. 8 mm films almost never ran longer than ten minutes, and only a few were available with a magnetic soundtrack late in the life of the format; the rest were silent. The Super 8 film format, introduced in 1965, was marketed for making home movies but it also boosted the popularity of show-at-home films. Eventually, longer and longer edited-down versions of feature films were issued, increasingly with a magnetic soundtrack and in color, but they were quite expensive and served only a small niche market of very dedicated or affluent film lovers.

Funny Faces

from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure, particularly in leisure activities. Fun is an experience - short-term, often unexpected, informal, not cerebral and generally purposeless. It is an enjoyable distraction, diverting the mind and body from any serious task or contributing an extra dimension to it. Although particularly associated with recreation and play, fun may be encountered during work, social functions, and even seemingly mundane activities of daily living. It may often have little to no logical basis, and opinions on whether or not an activity is fun may differ. A distinction between enjoyment and fun is difficult but possible to articulate,[1] fun being a more spontaneous, playful, or active event. There are psychological and physiological implications to the experience of fun.

Saturday, 13 December 2014


December from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A film still is a photograph taken on or off the set of a movie or television program during production. These photographs are also taken in formal studio settings and venues of opportunity such as film stars' homes, film debut events, and commercial settings. The photos were taken by studio photographers for promotional purposes. Such stills consisted of posed portraits, used for public display or free fan handouts, which are sometimes autographed. They can also consist of posed or candid images taken on the set during production, and may include stars, crew members or directors at work.

Valencia from above

Valencia from above from anton withagen on Vimeo.
As unmanned aerial vehicles become more robust and the ability to stabilize high quality cameras becomes more possible, the possibilities to cheaply create the crane shots and helicopter shots that so many indie filmmakers want to have but can't are exciting many filmmakers.

Take a look at this films that show off what people are trying to do with GoPros and iPhones on quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The result is an exciting new way to see the city so many of us know so well.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sailing through the IJ of Amsterdam

Sailing through the IJ of amsterdam from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Black bars at the top and bottom of the screen give your movie a Hollywood style widescreen look. Make sure, though, that you don't cut off anyone's head in the process!
Split Screen
This effect lets you show two videos at once. It's a creative way to tell a story by showing multiple viewpoints.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A taste of IDFA

Taste of IDFA
from anton withagen on Vimeo.
After the era of the Dutch Documentary School, Dutch documentaries lost their uniformity. Instead of forming a group, joining forces and sharing stylistic trademarks, filmmakers mostly worked on independent projects or projects for television networks. Contemporary documentary directors have produced a wide variety of works. Contemporary directors with international successes are Jos de Putter, Heddy Honigmann, Johan van der Keuken and Leonard Retel Helmrich. In the late 20th century, documentary films are mainly shown on Dutch television networks, although some cinemas and art houses show Dutch documentary films. Nowadays, internet provides worldwide access to Dutch documentary films displayed online.

Images and Sound

Images and Sound from anton withagen on Vimeo.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is an annual film festival held in various cinemas in Rotterdam, Netherlands[1] held at the end of January. It is approximately comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Locarno.
IFFR also hosts CineMart, for film producers to seek funding.

Film and War

Film and War from anton withagen on Vimeo.
While some films criticize armed conflicts in a general sense, others focus on acts within a specific war, such as the use of poison gas or the genocidal killing of civilians (e.g., Hotel Rwanda, 2004). Some anti-war films such as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) use parody and black comedy to satirize wars and conflicts. An anti-war film's goal is to show the physical and psychological destruction warfare causes to the soldiers and to innocent civilians
Worldwar I

Winter in the eighties

Winter In The Eighties from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Blackhawk Films, from the 1950s through the early 1980s, marketed motion pictures on 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 film. Most were vintage one- or two-reel short subjects, usually comedies starring Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and other famous comedy series of the past. Blackhawk also offered newsreels, documentaries, and silent feature films. With the rise of the video market in the early 1980s, Blackhawk began producing video versions of many of their titles in 1981 and within a few years no longer manufactured film copies

Trajans Column

Trajans Column from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Continuity editing is the predominant style of film editing and video editing in the post-production process of filmmaking of narrative films and television programs. The purpose of continuity editing is to smooth over the inherent discontinuity of the editing process and to establish a logical coherence between shots.

In most films, logical coherence is achieved by cutting to continuity, which emphasizes smooth transition of time and space. However, some films incorporate cutting to continuity into a more complex classical cutting technique, one which also tries to show psychological continuity of shots. The montage technique relies on symbolic association of ideas between shots rather than association of simple physical action for its continuity.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Streets of London

The streets of London
from anton withagen on Vimeo.
In the all night cafe At a quarter past eleven, Same old man is sitting there on his own Looking at the world Over the rim of his tea-cup, Each tea last an hour Then he wanders home alone So how can you tell me you're lonely, And say for you that the sun don't shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London I'll show you something to make you change your mind

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Nature of Norway

Nature of Norway from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A natural history film or wildlife film is a documentary film about animals, plants, or other non-human living creatures, usually concentrating on film taken in their natural habitat. Such programs are most frequently made for television, particularly for public broadcasting channels, but some are also made for the cinema, medium, in fact, where this genre started almost simultaneously alongside television series.
Robert J. Flaherty's 1922 film Nanook of the North is typically cited as the first feature-length documentary. The Living Desert written and directed by James Alger is often considered as one of the first full-length cinematic nature-documentaries. Produced by the Walt Disney Company, it was first released in 1953.
Land of fjords

Fresh Mussels

Fresh Mussels ! from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Practice Editing
“You always want to edit for practice.” It’s never been easier to shoot and edit footage -unless you need them to mean something… So if you are more of a cinematographer at heart, push yourself to use what you’re shooting to learn about editing and understand the fundamentals that lie behind building a story in the editing room.
From the Scheldt !!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sky over Holland

Sky over Holland from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Sky over Holland (1967)

John Fernhout

Made for the 1967 Montreal World Expo, this dynamic documentary provides a whirlwind tour of the Netherlands. In this significant montage, astonishing views of the Dutch sky that were recorded using a 70mm panoramic camera mounted atop a fighter jet are positioned alongside landscapes painted by Dutch artists. And not only the well-known Dutch skies by the painters of the Golden Age: . Dutch culture is also given a striking portrayal.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Neighbourhood of Arvika

The Neighbourhood of Arvika from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Lake district
A Super 8mm camera is a motion picture camera specifically manufactured to use the Super 8mm motion picture format. Super 8mm film cameras were first manufactured in 1965 by Kodak for their newly introduced amateur film format, which replaced the Standard 8 mm film format. Manufacture continued until the popularity of video cameras in the early 1980s. The cameras are no longer professionally manufactured (although used cameras may be restored and sold) and most cameras readily available are used from the 1960s and 1970s.

Siena the square

Siena the square
from anton withagen on Vimeo.
World cinema is a term used primarily in English language speaking countries to refer to the films and film industries of non-English speaking countries. It is therefore often used interchangeably with the term foreign film. However, both world cinema and foreign film could be taken to refer to the films of all countries other than one's own, regardless of native language.