Piracy by Florence Williams

Interstellar (USA, 2014) was the most pirated film of 2015, with 46 million illegal downloads. In 2011, Avatar (USA, 2009) was topping illegal downloads with 21 million downloads; so how in four years has the downloading of films online more than doubled?[1]   The Motion Picture Association of America defines piracy as ‘the unauthorised copying,…

Fans by Azariah Eminue Princewill

“Fandom is a collective noun for a group of fans that share an interest” (The internet and the evolution of fandom, 2012). In film, fandom is exactly that but, with the shared interest being in a particular movie, whether it be the characters, actors or filmmakers. This essay will explore the evolution of fandom and…

Editing by Coral Watts

Editing it a creative way a filmmaker puts together different components of the movie’s clips in creating a film, this helps creates the story of the film. Editing involves movie visuals, sound and even the occasional special effects in helping to creating the final master piece which is shaped by the editor in creating the…

Editing by Jakub Pawlik

  Previously – miles of footage, scissors and a magnifying glass. Now – computers and software. Since the introduction of digital technology film editing has never been as easy and convenient. What used to be associated with hours spent in an edit room cutting bits of film apart and splicing them together is no longer…

Cinematography by Rory Mullan

Of all the areas of the film industry, cinematography has perhaps been the most impacted by the advent of digital technology. Not only is it the most apparent change due to its visibility, but also due to the controversies and debates it has sparked in recent decades. This is mostly due to the decline in…

Film Funding by Amy Boulter

Film Funding Over the years, the ways in which films are funded has changed. Before the modern age, films were mostly funded through major studios or through the film makers themselves. There is more financial support than ever before, particularly with Indie films. With the internet being used by billions of people globally, it has…

VOD by Tom Smith

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