March 25, 2015

From Cinematography to VFX, the BAFTA Film Craft Sessions Will Learn You Some Things

What do you call a bunch of world renowned artists in filmmaking sharing their wisdom and sharing their craft with all of the cinematic world? Answer: the BAFTA Film Craft Sessions.

BAFTA held these panels with some some of the best visual effects artists, editors, and production designers in the industry at their headquarters in London last week. The following videos are only a few of the many BAFTA released -- one especially interesting one features Robert Yeoman, the brilliant mind behind the camera work in all of Wes Anderson's films. He shares the techniques he and his team uses in order to pull off symmetry, working with Anderson, and how to increase "visual possibilities".

Check them out below:

Cinematography

Visual Effects

Editing

Production Design

You can check out the rest of the series on BAFTA Guru's YouTube channel, which includes discussions on hair and makeup, costume design, sound engineering, and scoring.      

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I guess the article heading should be - From Cinematography to VFX, the BAFTA Film Craft Sessions Will "Teach" You Some Things
No big deal but I was trying to reason out the usage of "Learn" and then realized its a typo :)

March 26, 2015 at 4:21AM

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Arun Meegada
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It's not a typo. That was a joke.

"Learn you" instead of "teach you" used to be said in parts of the U.S. incorrectly, and now today sometimes it's said ironically as a joke paying homage to the past. When it's read instead of heard out loud it can be difficult to pick up on the inflection of it as a joke. Kind of like how it's hard to read sarcasm.

March 26, 2015 at 10:49AM, Edited March 26, 10:49AM

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Since we're getting into it, grammatical errors - which this would be, were it not made knowingly - are not typos. And neither are spelling errors. A typo is a mistake of typing - of input, not intention.

March 26, 2015 at 11:54AM, Edited March 26, 11:54AM

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I tried to reason it out but was not aware of such usage, wonder what Renee's intention was ?

March 27, 2015 at 2:22AM

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Arun Meegada
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Anyhow since it "learnt" people like me about the slang (Thanks Grant), I guess it's productive post heading. Also, the discussions were good, so thanks Renee :)

March 27, 2015 at 2:37AM

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Arun Meegada
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Why were there no women on this panel? So annoying. There are soooo many talented female editors out there. There is no excuse. Also, none of these men said anything particularly earth shattering.

March 27, 2015 at 11:05AM

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Christine Giraud
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Re the cinematography one: it's possible there was a bit of noise removal applied (to get rid of an air conditioner or something like that). Something strange going on with the audio in places.

April 3, 2015 at 1:36AM

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Adrian Tan
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