Eager to listen.

Prompt “Readings” Sound is all around us. It fulfills our life with nuances; it gives us clues of where we are and what surrounds us. Mostly we are passive listeners, who perceive sound as a supplement to the image. Just close your eyes and audio becomes a main source of the information. Noises in cinematography…

Short shots or how to deal with funny mistakes.

Prompt “The expertise (3 shot) edit” Repeating the same action 3 times is not easy at all. Does not matter if we open a door or read a book we cannot do it absolutely identical. We will stand in the different position a little bit closer or further from the door; we will open the…

There is nothing more abstract than the daily life.

Prompt “The abstract edit” I was always wondering how artists see this world. In what colors and shapes do they paint the routine? Or can we say that every single moment is unique?  Framing with a camera is similar to painting on a canvas. First, we chose the object, after we consider the mood, colors,…

“An ordinary miracle”. Symbolism in Russian cinematography.

Prompt “You find a scene” If you ever ask any Russian about filmmaking industry in Russia every single person will give a definite answer that Russian cinematography died with the Soviet Union. It was the golden age of cinema: a number of talented actors and brilliant directors created positive, kind, funny and at the same…

How much is enough? Violence on the screen.

It has always been a mystery for me why people laugh if someone slips on a banana skin. Likewise Elia (Adriano Celentano) in The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980) I dropped tears every time I saw a person being hurt. Friendly comedies violence free are what I am passionate about.  So “MortalCultural Kitchen” is something…