Spectre Opening Sequence

Thanks for the question about the Spectre opening. Made me go back and look at it again, and that’s always a good thing. 🙂

Here it is:

And here are a couple of links that talk about how it was filmed…

How They Pulled Off The ‘Spectre’ of Death…

FXGuide to Spectre…

ASC Interview with Sam Mendes

And finally, here are some behind-the-scenes pics of the filming. Enjoy!


Useful Resource

I’ve just rejoined FilmmakerIQ (Yes, even I can forget login details!), and am posting a link here for you guys. It’s a useful site for movie and film related resources/research and occassional practical exercises/competitions.

It will expand your knowledge exponentially and regular visits and viewings will allow you to completely pwn parts of the course. Just be aware that it is an American site, and the focus when it comes to things like censorship and audiences is skewed to the good ol’ US of A.

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Click the image to visit FilmmakerIQ… go on… you know you want to! 😉

Cinematography 101

Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 10.50.01Quick recommendation: I’ve just finished reading Cinematography 101 by Film School Online, and it’s an excellent, easy to read and understand, overview of the role of the cinematography in the film making process (It’s also a quick read… only 41 pages! 😉 ) . It covers the people, the technical considerations of film (and digital), lighting, and much else. The one downside is that it is a Kindle book and costs 99p…

I’ve bought it, so if you want to read it in class just ask and I’ll bring my Kindle in… but bear in mind, I have a Paperwhite (Thanks, Santa!) so the photos are all in Black & White which is a pain when discussing colour!

Some posts coming shortly on codes & conventions. Just writing them now. 🙂