Comments: Digital cinema and changing film aesthetics

thanking for your info, i just start studing film in cityvarsity in cape tonw, and i have got a problem with my literacy skills speaking and writting, of as well as scriptwritting in what you can give me advise.

Posted by paulo azevedo at May 9, 2004 1:51 AM

I would like to to receive info on aesthetics of film. what are the basics? I am a research student in a university in South Western Nigeria.

I would also like to receive info on extant cinemas in your country. What are the info that ypou have esp with rights issue, etc.

Posted by Izuu Nwankwo at October 22, 2004 5:39 PM

These are very big questions. I cannot answer them in this small space. I can only point you to other sources that you may find useful.

For film aesthetics, I would start with Bordwell and Thompson's great book Film Art: an Introduction.

Several directories of organisations in the film sector are published each year, and these often include general guidance on production, distribution and exhibition. Here is a good list of these directories and their sources.

Posted by David Jennings at October 22, 2004 6:06 PM

hi I'm currently doing a coursework on the future of the UK film industry with regards to technology and was just wondering if you knew of any good text books on the subject. cheers

Posted by Harley Hammond at February 24, 2005 12:04 AM

Harley, It's not a text book, but I think it would be worth looking at the Screen Digest Report on the Implications of Digital Technology for the Film Industry — and it's a free download. The Screen Digest web site is also a good source, though some of their reports are very pricey.

Posted by David Jennings at February 24, 2005 12:17 AM

please give me more information on where to find your referances, the sites are nolonger working to them, and I am currently writing a report on how digital editing has affected films.

Posted by joni at March 31, 2005 12:16 PM

Joni, I've updated the links in the main article - thanks for letting me know that the resources had moved. In case City Business School or Interactive KnowHow see this, please read the importance of being permanent.
(At the time of writing the link to the Screen Digest Report in my previous comment is also not working, but I think this is due to the Microsoft web server not working and is a 'temporary' fault.)

Posted by David Jennings at March 31, 2005 2:27 PM

Hi, I would like to know the major differences and similarities between film and television aesthetics.
I am a student, currently studying film and tv
thank you


Posted by Nishita at December 22, 2005 6:09 PM

Nish, that's an extremely broad and open-ended question, which is beyond the scope of this site (and my competence) to answer fully or directly. Sorry. There may be a chance that another visitor to this page will provide a response, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Try reading some of the books referred to in Wikipedia's article on television: you may find that a valuable and rewarding learning experience.

Posted by David Jennings at December 22, 2005 6:43 PM
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