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Digital Technology – An Update

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...This book was written and published in 2007. Having glanced at the coda in that edition, one of the things I highlighted was that the technical information in the book would very quickly go out of date. And much of it has. We have got rid...

Pre-Production, Part 1: The Budget

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...What Kind of a Film-maker Are You? I think it comes down to this. Many film-makers, if they are honest, want to be photographed standing on a very large crane, next to a very large Arriflex, with about a hundred people in the background...

Excursions into Super-8, 16mm, Super-16 and Hi-8

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...Opening Shots It was 1980. I had been working for ten years with a performance group called the People Show, and I had become convinced that they should get involved with film. But they weren’t interested, so I decided to leave. I thought I...

Pre-Production, Part 2: Location

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...‘The Red Sea parts …’ For any feature film it’s highly probable there’s not going to be just one location – there are going to be many. The screenwriter tries to make the script as interesting as possible, and one of the ways of doing...

Working with Actors

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...‘Are you nervous?’ An actor can be (a), a highly trained individual who has studied the art of acting in some kind of educational establishment, and then, through fairly regular experience in film and theatre, has developed all...

Customised Cameras, Video Aesthetics

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...Operating Before I came to film, my background was performance and music, so I was reared on the idea that whatever I did creatively, I would have a direct relationship with my audience. With the People Show, once you go on stage, bang...

Camera Movement

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...Perpetual Motion In the early days of cinema cameras were necessarily very heavy and, because of their value, considered very vulnerable. So the best thing one could do with them was to secure them very tightly on a tripod or similar...

Choosing Your Weapon, Learning to Love It

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...Training the Eye I got my first stills camera when I was eleven or twelve years old – and I’ve still got it. It was a point-and-shoot with a built-in flash. I think you got twelve shots per roll of film. I still print off that film today...

Coda

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...What’s now happening is a kind of rethink. As the professional cameras are getting smaller, the domestic cameras are getting a little bit bigger. I believe the design will meet somewhere in the middle. The camera will be of a size more...

Distribution

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Film-Making

Faber & Faber, 2007

Book chapter

...P&A Once you step into the arena of film-making, because of the time and costs involved you have pretty much endorsed the idea that your film will go into a public domain and, one hopes, be seen by three or four hundred people at a sitting....