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Filmmaking: It’s a Film School for Young Talents.

There’s a new film school in town! If you love cinema above all else, you now have a school where you can indulge your passion. Our film school for young talents accepts students aged between 10 and 21. And you no longer need to live in Alicante, Elche, or we also have online classes.
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Sitcom pilot in the filmmaking course

FINAL PROJECT OF THE FILMMAKING COURSE STUDENTS AT OUR FILM SCHOOL

As the end of this course approaches, the students are ready to film their first sitcom.

During the last few weeks of the filmmaking course at Bmovie School film school, the students worked in three groups. Each of these groups had the arduous task of writing three scripts, respectively, for a first episode (or pilot episode) of a sitcom. After several weeks of research, corrections, and laughter, there are now three finalized scripts for a first episode of comedy.

What’s next?

Now it’s time to film! The final project consists of filming, with all the students together, one of these three scripts. To choose which one, we have set up a voting system where teachers and students have already made a decision, and very soon we will also know the decision of the public and our community on social media. If you want to know more about these scripts and, why not? vote for a favorite, you can do so on our Facebook or on our instagram-  Also, remember that this course is coming to an end, but registrations for the summer courses at the school are now open. Do you like cinema? Sign up here!

The summer course at Bmovie School has ended.

The students of Bmovie School have completed their intensive summer course! Both the filmmaking group and the on-camera acting group have already filmed their final projects. The kids had days full of shooting and hard work. Only the last part remains: the editing stage of all this material so we can enjoy the two summer 2021 audiovisual productions. The short film by the on-camera acting students (a story of teenagers, causes, and effects) was specially written for them, with particular importance given to the development of the characters each one wanted to portray. During all the sessions, they worked on each character’s profile, their dialogues, and their movements in front of the camera. It’s time to see the results!The pilot episode of the filmmaking sitcom (the story is better shown than told) was entirely written, planned, and produced by the students of the course. Each class day covered different areas to decide how to organize the production, dividing roles and rehearsing all the scenes to be ready for shooting. We are very close to premiering these projects, so stay tuned for updates from our film school in Alicante. And if you missed out during the summer, no problem! You can now enroll in the annual course at Bmovie School! Just click here, or you can visit us to get to know us and resolve all your doubts here. See you soon!

Camera Movement in Comedy

The Importance of Camera Movement in Comedy: Creating Rhythm and Visual Emphasis

The genre of cinematic comedy greatly benefits from the clever use of camera movement to enhance storytelling and generate laughs. Through strategic movements, filmmakers can add dynamism, rhythm, and visual emphasis to comedic situations. In this blog, we will explore the importance of camera movement in comedy films, citing iconic examples.

1. Establishing Rhythm and Timing:

Camera movement can be a fundamental tool for establishing rhythm and timing in comedic scenes. The use of quick and precise movements can enhance punchline moments and improve the cadence of jokes. A classic example is the movie “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), directed by Edgar Wright, where the ingenious use of camera movements significantly contributes to the visual humor and comedic rhythm.

2. Enhancing Comic Exaggeration:

Comedy often relies on exaggeration, and camera movement can enhance this feature. In “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), directed by Adam McKay, exaggerated shots and extravagant camera movements highlight the absurd and comic nature of the situations, contributing to the humorous tone of the film.

3. Highlighting Visual Ironies:

Camera movement can be used to highlight visual ironies, generating comic contrasts. In “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), directed by Wes Anderson, the director’s distinctive style includes precise and symmetrical camera movements that emphasize comedic and absurd situations, accentuating the visually humorous nature of the film.

4. Adding Elements of Surprise:

Surprise is essential in comedy, and camera movement can be used to create unexpected twists. In the movie “Hot Fuzz” (2007), also directed by Edgar Wright, camera movement is used in surprising ways to add comic twists to action scenes, subverting the viewer’s expectations in a humorous manner.

5. Creating Dynamism in Group Scenes:

In comedies involving group scenes, camera movement can create dynamism and keep the focus on multiple characters. The movie “Bridesmaids” (2011), directed by Paul Feig, uses skillful camera movements to highlight the comedic interactions and chaos in group scenes, contributing to the overall energy of the comedy.

6. Facilitating Slapstick and Physical Comedy:

In slapstick and physical comedy, camera movement plays a crucial role. In “The Three Stooges” (2012), directed by the Farrelly brothers, comic situations based on physicality are enhanced by specific camera movements that follow the action and highlight the comedic elements.

Conclusion:

In the world of cinematic comedy, camera movement is a versatile and valuable tool for generating laughs. Whether establishing rhythm, enhancing comic exaggeration, highlighting visual ironies, adding elements of surprise, creating dynamism in group scenes, or facilitating slapstick, camera movement significantly contributes to the humorous success of a film. The mentioned examples demonstrate how talented filmmakers have used this tool to elevate comedy to new visual and narrative heights.

Zombies at the Film School in Alicante

Film School in Alicante

Our acting students transformed into zombies on February 26th to shoot a commercial announcing the summer course, held at the film school in Alicante. To get into character, the first thing they did was undergo makeup and wardrobe. Lighting was the next step, something essential in the studio, using colours like violet and green. The atmosphere was further enhanced by paintings from the exhibition displayed in the gallery, featuring dark colours and a gloomy theme, which worked perfectly for filming the spot at the film school. This and other ads are showcased on Bmovie’s social media platforms. This spot promoting the summer course, along with other content filmed with our students at the film school, can be found on social media. To stay updated, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest news, as well as TikTok to view daily content filmed at the school, and stay informed about the courses offered and see other projects we do in class. Don’t forget where to find us click here for the school’s address and enroll here. if you’re interested. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Zombie Movie Recommendations:

The Value of Cinema

The Value of Cinema

The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word “cinema” is entertainment, but it goes much further than that; cinema is art and culture. This seventh art aims to sensitize the viewer to beauty and makes them feel part of the narrative script within the film. It provides much more than just being entertained for a few hours… Watching movies also helps the population to build a general culture in various ways. Firstly, a film set in another place or distant time helps to learn about historical landmarks and places where we are unfamiliar with the culture and way of life of the people who inhabit them, whether they are real or fictitious, or even a mixture of both. Having a film culture provides us with the skills to later develop a critical eye for the visual content we consume, such as advertisements, music videos, video products, etc., and also to appreciate the quality of audiovisual pieces.

Benefits of Cinema

In addition to entertainment, as we have already mentioned, it provides other health benefits. The sensations after watching a good movie stimulate the senses and therefore benefit our bodies, such as:

  • Relax, distract, and reduce stress
  • Helps to see problems from another perspective
  • Motivates self-improvement
  • Develops creativity
  • Facilitates reflection on difficult topics
  • Empathize with the characters depicted
  • Conveys positive messages, providing teachings to children (hence the importance of using films as an educational medium)
  • Improves social relationships
  • Many films allow us to confront our fears

And these, among other reasons, are why we should dedicate a couple of hours of our free time to watch more movies and learn about audiovisual culture, taking advantage of the benefits it offers.