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Greenlit: Abstract Artists in Their Own Words, BBC4

Abstract Artists In Their Own Words (1 x 60′) – Documentary that unlocks the BBC archives to tell the story of abstract art in Britain. The film features memorable clips from the archive, including the BBC’s landmark 1961 film profiling Barbara Hepworth, and a classic episode of Arena in which the painter John Hoyland works […]

Greenlit: Matthew Collings on Abstract Art, BBC4

Matthew Collings On Abstract Art – Art critic and painter Matthew Collings explores the rise of the most influential and mysterious artistic development of the modern era: abstract art. Drawing on both his knowledge as a critic and his experience as an artist, Matthew reveals how and why abstract art came about, and how it […]

Greenlit: Robert Rauschenberg , BBC2

Robert Rauschenberg (1 x 60′) – Celebrates the protean genius of America’s most prolific and original artist, Robert Rauschenberg. Fearless and influential, he blazed a trail for artists in the second half of the 20th century, and yet his work is rarely seen here in the UK. That is about to change with a major […]

Trailer Tactics From the IDFAcademy

As you often only have approximately seven minutes to pitch (particularly in a formal forum format such as IDFA Forum or at HotDocs in Toronto), you don’t have time to talk about all the different elements of your film and how they fit together in a compelling narrative. Instead, you have to find the ‘essence’ of your film and present that. The popular Pitch and Trailer Workshop at IDFA 2015 explained how.

Greenlit: Secret Knowledge – Body Beautiful: Glamour, Good Looks And The Ancient Greeks, BBC4

Secret Knowledge – Body Beautiful: Glamour, Good Looks And The Ancient Greeks with Natalie Haynes w/t (1 x 30′) – Writer and classicist Natalie Haynes leads us on a journey into ancient beauty and modern glamour, examining how our current obsession with the body beautiful goes back thousands of years to an era of stunning […]

Greenlit: Private View, BBC iPlayer

Private View – An iPlayer exclusive strand which opens the doors to the public on blockbuster art exhibitions across the UK to bring these to widest possible audience. They mark an important collaboration with British arts institutions. Private Views are hosted by contemporary artists and personalities with a real passion for the work featured in […]

Show Don’t Tell: New Forms of Arts Programming

One of the many commissioner panels at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 concentrated on arts programming and revealed a new trend among arts commissioners: the desire to see art in action. Most channels seem to be moving away from having a host or experts talking about art towards wanting to see artists actually performing and creating art, removing the barrier between artist and viewer.

Greenlit: Zaha Hadid on Malevich, BBC4

Zaha Hadid On Malevich (1 x 60′) – One of the world’s leading architects, Zaha Hadid is known for her futuristic architecture, but her work has its roots in an art movement that is 100 years old. She has long cited the Russian abstract artist Kazimir Malevich as one of her greatest inspirations and in […]

What I Learned About Filmmaking From Watching 28 Documentaries in Five Days

At IDFA in 2012, I spent five (glorious but sometimes bruising) days watching documentaries. Some of those films were great but many weren’t. Here’s what I wish documentary filmmakers were taught in film school:

Greenlit: Married to the Army: Alaska, OWN

Married to the Army: Alaska –  Alaska is home to more than 10,000 active-duty soldiers, about 7,500 of whom are currently deployed in Afghanistan.  The war in Iraq may be over, but for those families whose loved ones are still gone, life is challenging, especially in “the last frontier,” an assignment the military considers as […]

The Poetry of Storytelling

No documentary shows THE truth. Every documentary shows ONE truth, and no matter how observational your documentary is, it always carries the bias of the filmmaker, so why not exploit this possibility to engage the audience even more? The secret of poetry is to be bold enough to express your voice by playing with or breaking conventions. Keeping that shot longer than it would take the audience to get the literal meaning. Cutting between impossible times and spaces. Using counterpoint music or voice-over to create a disconnect between sounds and image. Using colour tones to confirm or contradict assumptions. Using symbols or metaphors as motifs throughout your narrative… (Article by Catalin Brylla, Photo by Sebastian Fritzon)

Teen Sex

Teenagers who take a pledge of chasity are just as likely as their peers to indulge in pre-marital sex, and more likely to do it without taking precautions, according to a report in Pediatrics journal. In 2005, the BBC broadcase Secret of the Sexes, which was groundbreaking in that it conducted a huge online survey […]

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