Monday, 26 June 2017

Koningstuhl in Heidelberg

In English-speaking countries, world cinema is 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.

Technically, foreign film does not mean the same as foreign language film, but the inference is that a foreign film is not only foreign in terms of the country of production, but also in terms of the language used. As such, the use of the term foreign film for films produced in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada or other English-speaking countries would be uncommon within other English-speaking countries.

Open Source Science TV: The Mind of the Universe

Welcome to The Mind of the Universe: an open source science tv platform. Over 40 hours of open source video interviews with world-renowned scientists.
Download the open source interviews + extra footage, including subtitles. Remix, re-use en edit under CC-BY-SA license:

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Super 8 : De Antwerpse zoo

From its beginnings as the home movie media of the 60's, today's Super 8 mm film is alive and well and making it possible for virtually anyone to bring the unmistakable "look and feel" of real film to the screen.

More than fifty years after its introduction, this small gauge film still provides an easy, inexpensive way for students and enthusiasts to work at film resolutions and color depths.

Teddybear Hospital

The important thing to remember is to intermix long, medium, and close-up shots for variety. A good rule of thumb for your filming is to start a movie sequence with a shot to establish the action. The most common establishing shot is a long-distance shot to show the whole setting, but it could also be a close-up to show one aspect of the action. Then follow with a related scene shot from a different distance. Keep in mind that close-ups add variety, impact, and interest. So, use them often when they're appropriate.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Film on war

There is always the question of exactly how independent a TV news report is. However, in the later 20th century there were many news networks and in countries like the USA and UK there was no official censorship, except for matters of national security. This clip is an interesting example of the type of reporting which became highly controversial because it was said that the style and tone of the reporting shaped opinions about the Vietnam war rather than simply reporting events from the war.

Can you believe your eyes? : Using film as evidence in history.

Many people take the moving image for granted. They frequently assume that the images they see are a true and accurate portrayal of the events of âwhat is happeningâ. Of course this can be in part explained by the fact that the visual image is far more seductive than the written word. This is because we impose our own meaning on what we see. The idea that âI wonâ²t believe it until I see itâ is very significant here.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Destino Sevilla

Post-production, or postproduction, is part of the process of filmmaking, video production, and photography. It occurs in the making of motion pictures, television programs, radio programs, advertising, audio recordings, photography, and digital art. Post-production includes all stages of production occurring after shooting or recording individual program segments.[1]

Traditional (analogue) post-production has mostly been replaced by video editing software that operates on a non-linear editing system (NLE).

Hilaria mix

In movies, sequels are common. There are many name formats for sequels. Sometimes, they either have unrelated titles or have a letter added on the end. More commonly, they have numbers at the end or have an added word on the end. It is also common for a sequel to have a variation of the original title or have a subtitle. In the 1930s, many musical sequels had the year included in the title. Sometimes sequels are released with different titles in different countries, because of the perceived brand recognition. There are several ways that subsequent works can be related to the chronology of the original. Various neologisms have been coined to describe them.

Monday, 12 June 2017

British Humor

A very good example of what an amateur can produce too. No text, simple music and a story which is told by the images themselves.

in a modern sense, comedy refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, and stand-up comedy. The origins of the term are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters. 

Bus to the East

There’s nothing better than the holidays or summer break when we can finally break away from our normal, boring schedule and head off on an amazing trip! Family vacations and other trips are some of the most memorable times in our lives. It’s no wonder so many movies have been made about vacation stories

Friday, 9 June 2017

Focus on Bergen op Zoom (nl)

InZicht is de website van de Stichting Microtoerisme InZicht, een ideële stichting die op een leuke, gezonde en ontspannende manier wil bijdragen aan het historisch inzicht van de Nederlanders. De stichting is door het Ministerie van Financiën erkend als ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling).

InSight is a Dutch foundation aimed to increase your historical insight.

Op website InZicht kunt u g r a t i s
stadswandelingen en audiotours (70+) in mooie historische steden en toeristische landschappelijke fietsroutes (55+) downloaden. Tijdens deze tochten komt u meer te weten over de geschiedenis van de stad / het gebied. Maar ook achter het scherm komt u aan uw trekken: video's (600+) bekijken, foto's (20.000+) kijken, lezen over de geschiedenis van mooie steden (55+) of de fotoblogberichten bekijken.

Website InSight shows you interesting historical European towns and villages of great beauty. Have a look. Everything is free!

German Expressionism, Explained

That dark stylish beauty synonymous with directors like Guillermo del Toro and Tim Burton has its roots in Germany during the 1910s, 20s, and 30s. Here, realism is done away with in favor of the distorted and the surreal. Mirrors, large shadows, and optical effects are abundant. Strange worlds are created through a purely subjective eye. This is German Expressionism…

Created for No Film School by Press Play Productions

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Paint and Picture

How the sequence goes together
How are the shots edited? Are they joined with simple cuts (where one shot goes straight to the next one), or are there more complicated transitions, like dissolves or fades? If so, what are the transitions telling us?
Find the cut
Look at where the editor decided to make the cut between two shots. Use slow motion if you can. (If you’re watching on a computer, you may be able to use the le and right arrow keys to move forward frame by frame.) How does the edit point fit with the action, the dialogue, the soundtrack or the actors’ performances?
Do the sound and picture change together, or at di erent times (split edits)? Does the sequence use cutaways (where the sound from one shot continues, but
we see a di erent image)?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Soviet Montage

Batty McFaddin - Silent Film Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Falun mine

Falun Mine (Swedish: Falu Gruva) was a mine in Falun, Sweden, that operated for a millennium from the 10th century to 1992. It produced as much as two thirds of Europe's copper needs and helped fund many of Sweden's wars in the 17th century. Technological developments at the mine had a profound influence on mining globally for two centuries. The mine is now a museum and in 2001 was designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Flower Power 2

Virtual cinematography is the set of cinematographic techniques performed in a computer graphics environment. This includes a wide variety of subjects like photographing real objects, often with stereo or multi-camera setup, for the purpose of recreating them as three-dimensional objects and algorithms for automated creation of real and simulated camera angles.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dutch Fairytale Forest

On 31 May 2017, the Efteling celebrates its 65th anniversary. What ever began with an idea of ​​Anton Pieck and Peter Reijnders Sprookjesbos with ten fairy tales, 65 years later, became the world of the Efteling. A wonderful place in the green where attention for nature, love for fairy tales and Brabant hospitality has been going hand in hand for 65 years.

In order to keep her guests wondering, the Efteling will add a new family attraction in 2017, Symbolica: The Palace of Fantasy. In 2017 the accommodation possibilities will also be extended with the opening of the Efteling Loonsche Land holiday park.

In this jubilee year, the Efteling builds on her traditions together with her proud employees and adds new icons. This way, new wonderful memories can be made in the coming years too ...

Friday, 26 May 2017


Find the cut
Look at where the editor decided to make the cut between two shots. Use slow motion if you can. (If you’re watching on a computer, you may be able to use the le  and right arrow keys to move forward frame by frame.) How does the edit point fit with the action, the dialogue, the soundtrack or the actors’ performances?
Do the sound and picture change together, or at different times (split edits)? Does the sequence use cutaways (where the sound from one shot continues, but
we see a different image)?

Schindlers List Location

Themes and symbolism

The film explores the theme of good versus evil, using as its main protagonist a "good German", a popular characterization in American cinema. While Göth is characterized as an almost completely dark and evil person, Schindler gradually evolves from Nazi supporter to rescuer and hero. Thus a second theme of redemption is introduced as Schindler, a disreputable schemer on the edges of respectability, becomes a father figure responsible for saving the lives of more than a thousand people.
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Monday, 22 May 2017

Carl Larsson painter

Through his paintings and books, Little Hyttnäs has become one of the most famous artist's homes in the world, transmitting the artistic taste of its creators and making it a major line in Swedish interior design. The descendants of Carl and Karin Larsson now own this house and keep it open for tourists each summer from May until October.

Larsson's popularity increased considerably with the development of colour reproduction technology in the 1890s, when the Swedish publisher Bonnier published books written and illustrated by Larsson and containing full colour reproductions of his watercolours,

Crystal Palace Amsterdam

Manipulated footage.
Distributed with inaccurate descriptions, edited with graphic effects, or filmed with actors, manipulated videos showed up often enough to make a savvy viewer question everything she sees online. The abundance of false footage means that video can confuse rather than elucidate the incident it purports to document. It certainly made our work curating videos from Venezuela, Gaza, Ukraine, and elsewhere more laborious.

Fortunately, activists and journalists have responded with a number of new tools and resources to help viewers verify that what we’re watching is what we think it is.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Angelo Badalamenti : Twin Peaks Love Theme

“We’re in a dark woods,” Badalamenti recalls Lynch first saying. “There’s a soft wind blowing through sycamore trees. There’s a moon out, some animal sounds in the background. You can hear the hoot of an owl. Just get me into that beautiful darkness.” Badalamenti plays as he played then, which drew an immediate response from Lynch: “Angelo, that’s great. I love that. That’s a good mood. But can you play it slower?” With the feedback loop between the scene in Lynch’s mind and the mood of Badalamenti’s music engaged, Lynch added a detail: “From behind a tree, in the back of the woods, is this very lonely girl. Her name is Laura Palmer.”

Media literacy (2)

Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Jamtli Oresund

In traditional linear movies, the author can carefully construct the plot, roles, and characters to achieve a specific effect on the audience. Interactivity, however, introduces non-linearity into the movie, such that the author no longer has complete control over the story, but must now share control with the viewer. There is an inevitable trade-off between the desire of the viewer for freedom to experience the movie in different ways, and the desire of the author to employ specialized techniques to control the presentation of the story. Computer technology is required to create the illusion of freedom for the viewer, while providing familiar, as well as, new cinematic techniques to the author.

Buenas Noches Valencia

Day for night is a set of cinematic techniques used to simulate a night scene while filming in daylight. It is often employed when it is too difficult or expensive to actually shoot during nighttime. Because both film stocks and digital image sensors lack the sensitivity of the human eye in low light conditions, night scenes recorded in natural light, with or without moonlight, may be underexposed to the point where little or nothing is visible.[1] This problem can be avoided by using daylight to substitute for darkness. When shooting day for night, the scene is typically underexposed in-camera or darkened during post-production, with a blue tint added. Additional effects are often used to heighten the impression of night.

What is Home Movie Day?

A brief explanation of what Home Movie Day is all about...

What Is Home Movie Day?
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.

Old amsterdam 1983

Eduard "Ed" van der Elsken (10 March 1925 – 28 December 1990) was a Dutch photographer and filmmaker.

His imagery provides quotidian, intimate and autobiographic perspectives on the European zeitgeist spanning the period of the Second World War into the nineteen-seventies in the realms of love, sex, art, music (particularly jazz), and alternative culture. He described his camera as ‘infatuated’, and said: "I’m not a journalist, an objective reporter, I’m a man with likes and dislikes".

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Netherlands as Republic

Another video about this subject can be found on this site under: Killing of the Dutch Republic

Death and legacy

 Van Oldenbarnevelt's execution.
It was in fact a kangaroo court, and the stacked bench of judges on Sunday, 12 May 1619, pronounced a death sentence on Van Oldenbarnevelt. On the following day, the old statesman, at the age of seventy-one, was beheaded in the Binnenhof, in The Hague.[2] Van Oldenbarnevelt's last words to the executioner were purportedly: "Make it short, make it short." He was buried in a family grave under the Court Chapel (Hofkapel) at the Binnenhof.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Idea y guión: Noelia Bellés Calvera.

Tulip mania or tulipomania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

At the peak of tulip mania, in March 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble)
The term "tulip mania" is now often used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble when asset prices deviate from intrinsic values.

Schindlers list

Why was this film shot in black and white?

Primarily for reasons of authenticity, realism, and also to make it feel like a historic documentation, since it is a true story. Spielberg himself has given this explanation as well, further motivating this artistic choice with the fact that almost all real documentation of the Holocaust he has seen has always been in black and white. To enhance the documentary feeling, the movie was primarily shot with handheld cameras, and contains no crane shots. Director of photography Janusz Kaminski has further added that black and white contributes to the agelessness of the movie, something the makers strove very hard for. For symbolic reasons, the little girl in the red coat, the tribute at Schindler's grave, and the beginning (the flames from the candles) are the only bits of color in the movie and it makes things stand out a little bit more.