Author Archives: Michelle Cannon

Entering & exiting spaces & places around Islington – Vittoria Primary School – Task 2

For Exercise 2 the children split into 2 groups and decided where they wanted to make their film and how to shoot it. One group decided to use Hadia’s important place from exercise 1 and record her entering and exiting … Continue reading

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Vittoria Primary School – Children’s favourite spaces/places

Vittoria Primary School in North London have been working on Task 1 of the ‘Places and Stories’ theme for this year. Below are the photos and videos made in response to filming / photographing the places they consider to be … Continue reading

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Artswork representatives, Arts Practitioners, Teachers and their Lumière Minutes

The bridge organisation Artswork, representing the south east and based in Southampton, held a conference for educators at the BFI on Thursday 23 October 2014. The conference looked at ways of incorporating creative media production into Artsmark practices in schools. … Continue reading

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Kip Jones’ long take – film making and research

Kip is one of my PhD supervisors and he made a 30-minute short film out of his social science research material on masculinity, ageing and older LGBT citizens in rural England. It occurred to him that he too had filmed … Continue reading

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Long slo-mo tracking in Ridley Road Market

John Potter took on the challenge to create a musical score for this long shaky slow motion tracking shot (without the tracking) that I took with a Flip camera “from the hip” in Ridley Road Market, Dalston, East London in … Continue reading

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More ‘Plan Séquence’ examples

Along with Cuaron’s ‘Children of Men’ & ‘Gravity’ long takes, there are the lovely shots in Kalatozov’s ‘Soy Cuba’: the opening 5 minute – 2 long shots –  one featuring an indigenous oarsman steering evocatively through poor pine-fringed waters with … Continue reading

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Constrained space improv scene

The April 25th session involves conversation and improvisatory film work. The project ‘veterans’ of last year advocate simplicity and sticking to the brief: they’re aware of limitations, expectations and possible recriminations. One comment from Daniel went: “France want to see … Continue reading

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