12th January – Film-Making Creative Tips & Wonders

01 Dans Friday Film Making Creative Tips Wonders


In this weekly blog post, we ask the question; why is everyone talking about the brand-new movie Saltburn, and is it worth the hype? We turn our attention to the illustrious career of legendary British cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins and break down some of his most iconic films. Then finally, we take a trip to the Marvel universe and look at the 32 greatest moments from their awesome franchise… it’s all in my weekly blog post! ✨🙌

Why Everyone Is Talking About Saltburn…?


From Jacob Elordi’s bathwater being turned into a candle to Sophie Ellis Bextor being back in the UK charts with ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, Emerald Fennell’s hysterically bleak tale of money, class, and murder has everyone talking about Saltburn… but why?

“Fennell’s love of bad fashion, banger songs, and the messy area where attraction meets repulsion offers audiences a thrill ride that is uniquely harrowing, hilarious, and exhilarating.” Mashable.com

Saltburn’s mix of anti-establishment ‘eat the rich’ themes, vivid stylization and gross imagery combine to create a compelling film that truly understands British culture and challenges our views on aristocracy. The themes resonate, whilst its unapologetic, shocking imagery is refreshing for many. From its beautiful Oxford setting to its awkward fashion sense, gorgeous cinematography and banger millennial songs. Saltburn is a cool, quirky British film that breaks the mould and is well worth the watch… (If you have the stomach for it!). Saltburn Director Emerald Fennel breaks down the arrival scene of Barry Keoghan in the video below, offering a fascinating insight into the inner workings/connotations of the scene and shows the exceptional level of detail Emerald went to achieve the end result.



Roger Deakins Breaks Down His Most Iconic Films


Legendary British Cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins has worked on arguably some of the greatest movies of the last 40 years: Shawshank Redemption, Prisoners, 1917 and No Country For Old Men to name just a few. He is widely celebrated for his innovative approach to cinematography and his use of natural light, meticulous framing, and a keen eye for composition, all contributing to the immersive and visually stunning quality of his work. The seamless blending of his technical prowess with storytelling has earned him numerous awards, including the coveted Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on “Blade Runner 2049”.

GQ have published a fascinating interview that breaks down his most iconic films. In the interview, we hear from the man himself as he guides us through his works and helps us to understand the thinking behind his genius. Very interesting and highly insightful!


The 32 Greatest Marvel Movie Moments


A nice light one to finish with this week. Young or old, everyone loves a good Marvel movie (even if you won’t admit it to anyone). Since the release of Iron Man in 2008, the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe has evolved to encompass over 30 movies, a dozen television shows, and so much more. Full of iconic, jaw-dropping moments, these films have left a lasting impression on many people across the world. An article published by ‘Total Film’ has ranked what they consider to be the 32 greatest Marvel movie moments of all time. Do you agree with this list?

The 32 greatest Marvel movie moments



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