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Beyond Realism

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...The dream sequence and the fantasy sequence, well known to even the earliest filmmakers, often echo and borrow from paintings that represent mythical worlds, fascinating symbols, and dream states. From the beginning, artists sought...

Visual Culture and Storytelling

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Our experiences are, and always have been, strongly visual. For extended periods of human history, literacy was limited to certain sectors of the population, and spoken words and visual images were the main means of communication....

Horror

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...“TERROR AND HORROR ARE SO FAR OPPOSITE, THAT THE FIRST EXPANDS THE SOUL, AND AWAKENS THE FACULTIES TO A HIGH DEGREE OF LIFE; THE OTHER CONTRACTS, FREEZES, AND NEARLY ANNIHILATES THEM.”—Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823), “On the Supernatural...

Realism

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...We normally expect films to be realistic—that is, to present to us characters and events that we feel to be credible. Quite often, we want films to represent the world as it really is, or as close to it as a film can construct. This quest...

What is stop-motion?

Barry J. C. Purves

Barry Purves is a stop-motion animator and director with more than thirty years' experience. His films have won more than 60 major international awards, including Grand Prix's, Best Director, Best Film, and Oscar and BAFTA nominations. He has been involved with such diverse works as The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Rupert Bear, Mars Attacks!, King Kong and Hamilton Mattress. Barry has held master classes in most of the major animation studios and colleges around the world and is the author of Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stop-motion Animation : Frame by Frame Film-making with Puppets and Models

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...To start, we will look at how stop-motion evolved, almost by accident, in the early days of cinema. We’ll look at what it is as well as how it works and its pros and cons. We’ll explore the uniquely tactile technique of stop-motion; how...

Landscape

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Paintings have created many different visual reference points which have been repurposed, both consciously and unconsciously by filmmakers. The previous chapters have looked at the representation of gender and of beauty, at violence...

Modern Movements

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...In his enormous and influential study of twentieth-century art, The Shock of the New, the eminent art critic Robert Hughes does not mention cinema at all. While it is understandable that he would not try to provide a whole history...

Semiotics

Robert Edgar

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Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK, where he teaches creative writing and film and television. Publications include Screenwriting (2009) and Directing Fiction (2010) and most recently the second edition of The Language of Film (Bloomsbury, 2015). Research projects include work on Hitchcock and Herrmann, contemporary television and Top Gear. Robert was a co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at York St John University where he has both taught and developed undergraduate courses in Scriptwriting. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Rawle

Steven Rawle is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at York St. John University, UK, where he teaches film form and the politics of global cultural production at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of Film

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...directorRandal KleiserEvery picture tells a story. It’s remarkable what can be read from a single image. Even if we haven’t seen the complete film we already “know” a great deal about Danny and Sandy from the information contained...

Heroes and Heroic Acts

Gillian McIver

Gillian McIver is filmmaker and Lecturer in Film at the SAE Institute, London, UK. She has curated art exhibitions, and worked as a filmmaker in Russia and Germany, as well as Canada, and remains based in London. Her artist films have been screened internationally on every continent, and she also works as a producer and director. She has been Visiting Lecturer at many institutions, and has taught at Roehampton University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art History for Filmmakers : The Art of Visual Storytelling

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Heroic depictions of mythical characters and history paintings that visually recounted great deeds and significant events were considered the highest achievement in art. History painting has always been about heroic acts, crucial battles...

Animated Documentary

Paul Wells

Paul Wells is a professor of animation at Loughborough University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Samantha Moore

Samantha Moore teaches animation at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fundamentals of Animation

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Animation has often played a key part in the construction of documentary film but ‘animated documentary’ as a term began to be discussed in the late 1990s. Partially through the success of feature films like Waltz with Bashir (Artificial...