March 10, 2017

Continuum (Showcase, 2012-2015) is a modern science fiction and crime hybrid television show. It draws from multiple earlier genres, and themes and conventions within those genres, to construct an innovative, complex and engaging narrative. Through careful application...

January 13, 2017

The recent release of Assassin's Creed (2017) leads me to discuss another concept that is important when thinking about characters and the worlds they live in. Remediation. 

Remediation is defined by Bolter and Grusin (2000, p. 273) "the formal logic by which new medi...

November 24, 2016

The first thing to note about Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is the significance of the main protagonist, Ofelia. In most fairy tales the main character is “generally the youngest son or daughter; they are of the oppressed, the powe.....

November 4, 2016

In the previous post I discussed framing emotions within your scenes, why it is important and a few tips on how to achieve this. Here I want to discuss....

October 26, 2016

One of a filmmakers goals is to elicit emotional responses in audiences. To engage with them in a very personal way. Be this to excite, scare, bewilder......

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