I’ve already blogged about Wes Anderson’s newest film Moonrise Kingdom, but it is finally being released on May 25th and I though I’d mention it again.
I had a school project to design a DVD menu and jacket for an upcoming film. My group chose Moonrise Kingdom and I was given the task of designing the jacket. I’m quite happy with the results.
I shot a music video for a friend over the weekend, and at some point was thinking about the way old film cameras looked. The switch over the last decade from video to digital obviously affected the industry in general quite a bit, but also did a lot to how cameras look aesthetically. Here are some neat-looking film cameras.
8mm Cosina from Wikipedia Commons
8mm Keystone from agassiztrading
16mm Bolex from apug – the camera I used while in school
Packaging for a Sears 8mm from belugaparty
I have always enjoyed French cinema and I thought it appropriate to celebrate it for French week as France is considered by many to be the birthplace of cinema.
It all began with the Lumière brothers who held the first known film screening on December 28, 1895, at Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris.
Though there is much dispute over whether the Lumière brothers invented the cinématographe or just patented it, it is clear France had a huge impact in the evolution of cinema.
The 1970′s were another important and influential time in French cinema as Cahiers du cinéma was founded by André Bazin. Cahiers du cinéma was a French film theory magazine that not only started the careers of greats like François Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard, but helped launch the entire French New Wave movement.
François Truffaut from listal
Jean Luc Godard from Business Insider