Academic journals can be pretty difficult to make sense of. Tutorial websites can offer you practical filmmaking lessons, but what about film theory? It is at the heart of all film education. That’s where we come in! We examine iconic films and modern classics, cinema past and present, and explain the theoretical stuff in a way that just makes sense.
Before you can master film present, you need to know about film past! Learn everything you need to know about film theory here. Our Film History sub-section is dedicated to the evolution of cinema. In Genre Theory, we dissect your favourite genres — drama, horror, sci-fi you name it! — and offer recommendations for a better understanding of their codes and conventions.
Analyses the work of iconic auteurs — identifying their style and dissecting it. Compare the works of auteurs Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam and more with content covering history, common signs/symbols in their work and frame analysis. You’ll learn everything you need to know about film theory in this section.
Learn from the very best! Gain insight into the film industry with in-depth interviews from professionals in every discipline. There is something here for everyone – directors, cinematographers, editors, designers, you name it! An area dedicated to information on various disciplines, scriptwriters can learn from our film script breakdowns. Budding directors can appreciate our widely-popular Auteurs articles and all-important Film Theory. Editing and Sound Design are also covered, with an extensive library of learning material and Videos.
In addition, budding filmmakers can also appreciate our Film 101s sub-section and the Useful Links recommendations.
Ones To Watch
Ones to Watch is our new review and recommendation section. We provide information about films to discover and analysis of short films making major waves in the film community. Every week, we add new favourites to our curated collection of staff picks. Visit our Vimeo channel to watch our short film picks first! Join the conversation.
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