Thursday, September 03, 2015

FAO CAA Yr 3: Your Dissertation Tutorial Groups & Schedule

Hopefully you've already seen your provisional year 3 timetable here. For your reference, I'm likewise making your actual dissertation groups and weekly schedules available*, so you can get a bit more organised prior to the start of term. If you could ensure all your classmates have seen this information, I'd appreciate it. Many thanks.

*Apologies for weird formatting glitch - no idea what's causing that, but there's no significance to it, so worry not Will and Ant - you're not being singled out for harsher treatment! :)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

CAA Cinema: Top 10 Practical Effects Of All Time

The CAA Cinema slot continues its theme on the contribution of practical effects to cinema - and their especial qualities in terms of making us believe the impossible.

Wes Craven / 1939 - 2015

Film director, Wes Craven, has died, aged just 76 and I'm feeling pretty sad about it.  Craven, director of the original A Nightmare On Elm Street, and Scream series, is a man close to my heart.  I still remember watching A Nightmare On Elm Street on VHS when I was too young (it was released in 1985 and I was 10) and experiencing proper cognitive dissonance - pleasure at being scared and being shit-scared at being scared!  Encountering Freddy Krueger for the first time was a potent moment.  He was genuinely fucking frightening... but I soon had Freddy's poster on my bedroom wall.  Thank you for the nightmares, Wes Craven - you shall be missed.