The sound of lies. Forbidden Lies.

Forbidden Lies This episode from the film investigation “Forbidden Lies” by Anna Broinowski, based on a story described in a book “Forbidden Love”, has a very complicated sound structure. Apart from music we can hear all the possible types of a sound. The plot was constructed by the combination of interviews, voice over, recordings of…

The importance of an opening scene. How to attract spectators?

No Direction Home “… no direction home…”  is a quote from the song “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan which  Martin Scorsese masterfully used  to identify the mood and a topic of the eponymous documentary. The scene starts with an archival video of a concert (as there are no titles, we do not know…

The Participant.

Introduction to Documentary People were always looking for a hero to follow. And it does not matter if it is a romantic “antihero” created by Lord Byron or a savior from Marvel Comics. It should be someone who does something that other people usually will not do, or this hero would become a cause of…

My fifty shades of Color grade.

Color Grade Even the collocation “color correction” makes me shiver. It is my headache, my misery, my hopelessness. The paradox is that I can identify whether the color is good or not, but I do not know how to fix it. In theory everything sounds pretty easy. I have seen dozens of videos about color…

An enthusiastic editor or how I felt in love with television.

Reflection on the course Should I reevaluate my expectations of the course? 3 months ago I wrote about breathtaking journey to a wonderland. Television and moviemaking industry were always my obsession.  I am passionate about editing. I am fascinated by a process of creating something from nothing. No one taught me how to edit or…

There is no place like home. A documentary in a day.

Documentary in a Day I will not say much about pre-production period; all I can do is to mention that our topic for a documentary was home.  How can we, students from Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Kenya, India, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Italy, Mongolia, Russia, identify the place that we call home? It is a very broad…

What is the aim of MortalCultural Kitchen?

When we started our work on the cooking show we did not expect it to transform into a parody. Our comedy suddenly turned out to be a reality-show with a lethal outcome. How did it happen? At first, we were sharing funny videos to the group in order to find something suitable for us. As…

Judge and you will be judged. Peer review.

What is the main component of a successful project? Is it a brilliant idea? The answer is both yes and no.  “Music crosses the ocean” is a short documentary about Chinese orchestra that has a tour to Melbourne.  This film complies with the conditions of the task – being multicultural.  The group has found an…