Film LanguageAccording to Bordwell and Thompson
‘Film Art’• A seminal book about ﬁlm written in 1977 and updated regularly since then.• Their purpose in writing was to describe the basic techniques of cinema and to show how the separate techniques of the ﬁlm functioned in the ﬁlms larger context.
"Le Cinema Règne" (Cinema Rules) is how Truffautdescribes the feeling when everything falls into placeduring filming. This is what you are aiming for in your ﬁlm!
You need to constantly review your progresson your blog, treat it as an online diary andtrack the decisions you make, creative & technical. This is good practice in ﬁlm termsbut don’t forget you will need to refer to it inyour evaluation & your Critical Perspectivesexam. Try watching the directors commentary on your favourite DVD
When researching, keep a note and screen shots of angles,lighting and techniques that you admire and would like toincorporate into your own.
You will come across lots of situations where you may be frustrated by logistical and/or technical hiccups, even problemswith your location or talent. Again you should keep a record of whenthese incidents occurred and what you did to get around them.