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Anyone who starts filming makes mistakes. If you look at the history of the movie then you'll see that exactly the same mistakes were made by other film makers. By studying film history you will recognize and solve those errors. One of the most famous mistakes of the beginning movie maker is “going wrong over the axis”. This animation illustrates this. Learn how to do it correctly with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
"The film is an invention without future!" With this statement, Louis Lumière gave air to his frustrations about his own invention in 1895. The first films that were made, were recordings of events. One camera and one film roll were used and the films were not edited. For example, look at the first movie ever (fragment 1, below). Look at the same movie but now edited based on film language (fragment 2, goo.gl/8sfvxw). Learn from the masters with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
For the success of communication with film it is essential that the message is written in a language that the creator and the viewer understands. For example, people give meaning to shots depending on the content of previous and subsequent shots. Hitchcock gives an explanation of this principle: fragment 1 gives the viewer a different message than fragment 2. Learn from the masters with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
Film history is an important source of inspiration for many famous directors. Look at the next movie fragment from 23rd Street (1901), Thomas Edison. Half a century later, this particular scene has been copied in one of the most famous scenes in film history in The Seven Year Itch (1955), from Billy Wilder. Learn from the masters with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less