The Origins of Cinema

Ben WorrallFILMMAKING

When the camera was first introduced it was seen as a tool by theater performers to reach more people. They would place¬†the camera where the audience would usually sit and use it to film a performance. The camera was used to capture the reality of the production and there were no cinematic techniques used (such as varied shot types). It’s … Read More

Writer vs Editor Mindset

Ben WorrallFILMMAKING

Over the last few months I have been doing quite a bit of research into Stanley Kubrick. I have been working my way through his filmography. One of the things that stands out to me about Kubrick’s career is the fact that he never wrote an original screenplay and instead only adapted existing material. In an interview with Kubrick he … Read More

What can we learn from THE SHINING?

Ben WorrallFILMMAKING

  The first time I watched The Shining I didn’t think much of it. The second viewing opened my eyes to how deep this film really went. By the time I finished the third viewing it was cemented as one of my favorite films of all time. I recently watched The Shining again – the difference this time was that … Read More