When you go to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster, you know the film has been edited together using the latest technology. Computers have given us the ability to edit footage in no time at all, add special effects, overlays, subtitles and all sorts of additional extras. But before this technology was available, how were films edited?Continue reading
Before films had audio like they do today, they were known as “silent films” due to their lack of dialogue and sound effects. Before the audio technology developed in the 1920s, silent films would be accompanied by a live orchestra that played alongside the footage, and title cards were used to display character dialogue, so audiences knew what was happening. One such star of this era was Buster Keaton.Continue reading
Our studios will be on a partial closure for 1 week from July the 10th. A skeleton staff will ensure orders are safely taken in to the office however, there will be a delay to orders being logged in and no orders will be shipped during that week.
With Father’s Day rolling around, forget the chocolates and the “world’s best dad” mug, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a film night for the whole family. But what film should you watch? Why, a film that celebrates fatherhood, of course! Whether it’s a comedy about a dad trying to spend time with his kids or a kid’s movie about one dad’s journey to find his son, celebrate Father’s Day by settling back with some feel-good father-based films.Continue reading
COVID-19 has brought a world of changes to film-viewing and cinema as we know it. Many big films due to be released in theatres in 2020 and 2021 were delayed in the hopes that restrictions would soon lift, and people could flock back to cinemas worldwide to view these latest releases. However, many production companies decided not to wait and instead released their films onto streaming services so people could view them from the comfort of their own homes.
Mystery is a film genre that typically revolves around finding the solution to a series of events or figuring out the perpetrator of a crime. The protagonist is often a detective, investigator or amateur sleuth who sets out to discover the truth by means of navigating clues and using clever deduction.
Before the rise of “talkies”, silent films were all the rage thanks to the film industry’s technological developments in the 1920s. Silent films would be accompanied by a live orchestra that played alongside film viewings with title cards to display character dialogue. During this revolutionary cinematic era, a number of prominent stars hit the spotlight, including Mary Pickford.
Keeping hold of video footage from years gone by is incredibly important to a lot of people. Whether it’s your child’s first steps or your parents wedding, holding onto video footage of these precious moments is a meaningful way to relive memories or share them with friends and family.
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused huge disruption to all industries, but some have been hit harder than others. The travel industry has suffered the worst decline, but the film industry may be a close second. Continue reading
Christmas is fast approaching, so it’s time to break out the projector, make some hot chocolate and settle in to watch some of those classic Christmas movies that we all remember so fondly. New Christmas films are released every year, but there is nothing quite like those Christmas favourites that we watch time and time again.
Here are our top picks for classic Christmas movies to watch this year.