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Southbound Drive Things to remember when making a music video.
A great music video captures the essence of its track, and takes us on a visual journey through its world. But if you have never made one before, how do you get into the right frame of mind to pitch for the Marigold music video brief in The Smalls Pitch Room? BBC Music Video Festival Producer, Sam Hill has a few tips to share!
Independent cinema would be unimaginably different if not for the essential role played by activist and filmmaker Jonas Mekas. This Christmas brings a major retrospective of Jonas Mekas to the Serpentine Gallery in London, and there is a season of his films at BFI Southbank too. Dr. Matilde Nardelli shares her thoughts on the legendary figure who has influenced everyone from Martin Scorsese to Jim Jarmusch
BBC Music Video Festival producer and regular Smalls contributor Sam Hill selects his pick of the best music videos for 2012.
Sergei Eisenstein
Rather than precipitating the death of cinema, the innovations ushered in by digital means have arguably given cinema a new lease of life; and the power of editing in particular – one of the oldest ‘qualities’ to be identified or praised in the medium – has gained new prominence and significance. Dr. Matilde Nardelli takes a closer look at the re-affirmation of cinematic montage.