Week 8 – Welcome Richard Keys

Guest Lecture #1

This week I’m pleased to welcome Richard Keys as our first guest lecturer to CAOS205 for 2015.

Richard, (who happens to be the father of UOW Lecturer Nick Keys who some of you may have come across) has had an incredibly rich and varied career in moving image in Australia and overseas. He was a camera man shooting cinema newsreels in his youth and thanks to his access to the National Film and Sound Archive I’m extremely excited that we’ll have the privilege of viewing some original 16mm¬†newsreels, some of which won Academy Awards.

Richard also had a stint as an animation cameraman in London, including with the studio that made The Beetles Yellow Submarine animated film.

Apart from the newsreels Richard has put together a program of other tasty treats and having Richard as our guide for this material is going to be a real bonus. I’m sure we’ll all get a lot out of it.

Apart from Richard’s presentation there’s a few other things I want to get through today….

1. Assignment 1 Results.

I have your results. Any comments on the process?

2. Screening –¬† Pitch films
Remember the Pitch doco from last session? Who finished it? Can you email me as a link or provide me with a copy

3. Discussion: Project progress
Please share with the class any updated information you may have regarding the progress of your own documentary projects.

And for my benefit can we confirm all the groups and subject matter?

4. Last weeks reading – The Essay Film

5. Tips for the Edit
(i) Working with sound – Track Building, atmos, music
(ii) J and L Cuts

6. Lighting for an interview – analysis and workshop prep
In a future workshop (most likely 2 weeks from now) I will run a hands on workshop in lighting for interviews. In preparation lets analyse some interviews in terms of their lighting as this is excellent preparation and learning source material.

To do this let’s look at this interactive doco: (Thanks Keegan for alerting me to this!): http://www.sbs.com.au/cronullariots/

7. Homework

Continue your journal entries for assignment 2


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