Faye

635 Added | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 710 Followers | @thefaye | Cinematographer and Head of Television at the School of Film and Television at Falmouth University

Getting exposure right is hard. It's all about balance

Previously on RedShark News, I’ve explained the mechanisms of exposure and the means of measuring it. Today I’ll tackle the crux of the matter: how …

Cinematography

TV's 7 best guest hosts ever, from Jennifer Lawrence to Frankie Boyle

When the star is away… get a better star!<p>Guest-hosting a TV chat or panel show isn't easy. Even when massive movie stars do it, they can struggle …

Comedy

BBC - BBC Studios wins more Comedy Quickies commissions from BBC Three - Media Centre

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Television (UK)

University Challenge: the 2018 Grand final was female-dominated and pleasingly highbrow in a dumbed-down world - review

Even habitual harrumpher Jeremy Paxman was impressed by the standard of quizzing in the grand final of <b>University Challenge</b> (BBC Two). “It’s amazing what people know, isn’t it?” marvelled the host.<p>Indeed it was, covering eclectic topics from the Shipping Forecast to Chinese literature, from the …

Black Lives Matter

Paradise found: Utopia's remake is a welcome dose of TV justice

Dennis Kelly’s drama was dropped by Channel 4 after two acclaimed seasons. Now Amazon’s committed to a nine-episode revival will its potential be realised?<p>Ultra violent, foul-mouthed and bloody minded, Utopia didn’t shy away from controversy. When the second series of Dennis Kelly’s dark comedy – …

TV

Hollyoaks casts actress with autism Talia Grant in major role

The daughter of Fame Academy vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant will play newcomer Brooke<p>By David Brown<p>Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 10:41 am<p>Hollyoaks …

Autism

Stephen Mangan says it's "crazy" that female-led BBC drama The Split is a novelty

"Things need to change," he insists.<p>BBC One's new series <i>The Split</i> is making headlines for having women at the forefront: with Nicola Walker in the …

TV

Is it too much to ask for a proper written reference?

EastEnders: head of continuing drama proposed end-of-contract interviews<p>Back in February, <b>Vanessa Williams wrote</b> about the dangers of the informal …

Employment

Cinematographer Bradford Young Calls for “cultural shift” to Combat Industry Bias

At Saturday's ASC celebration of diversity and inclusion seeking to "change the face of the industry," Young described a moment of clarity working on …

Star Wars Anthology Series

This is why there's no substitute for dedicated video and film lenses

Cinema cameras tend to have enormous blocks of metal on the front end that are designed to clamp lenses in place with absolute precision. Stills …

Cinematography

The Woman in White review – a feminist battle-cry for the #MeToo generation

There are half a dozen much loved 19th-century novels on an adaptation rota. Jane Eyre, Great Expectations and Pride and Prejudice come around as if by clockwork. <b>The Woman in White</b> is also on the list thanks to its status as the first ever unputdownable serial thriller. Airing on BBC One, this is …

Northern Ireland

David Fincher will return to Netflix for Mindhunter’s second season

<b>David Fincher is returning to direct Mindhunter for its second season which is set to start shooting at the end of this month.</b><p>Fincher will direct the …

Entertainment

British Academy Television Craft Awards Nominations in 2018

BAFTA Guru<p>BAFTA Guru is BAFTA’s content hub for career starters packed full of inspirational videos, podcasts and interviews. Whether you’ve taken …

Olga picture tribute: Here we celebrate her most memorable TV moments with Paul O’Grady and famous friends…

Paul O’Grady revealed the sad news today that his beloved dog Olga died on Saturday.<p>The 62-year-old star told the Sunday Mirror: “She was ready to …

Sofa

BBC Two Explores Bollywood With Anita Rani-Fronted Doc Series From ‘Gold Rush’ Producer Raw

The BBC is heading to Bollywood with a two-part documentary exploring the world’s largest film industry. <i>Strictly Come Dancing</i> star Anita Rani is to …

Bollywood

Labour to address lack of diversity in British film with new tax relief rules

Labour has drawn up plans that would force film production companies to ensure gender equality and diversity on set, following fresh evidence of the slow pace of change in the movie industry.<p>Under a future Labour government, the party announcedon Sunday vital high-end tax relief, worth hundreds of …

United Kingdom

7 of the best science and nature documentaries on Netflix

<b>As you might imagine, given the sheer size of its library, there are a huge number of brilliant science and nature documentaries currently available</b> …

National Parks

“A Very Old Fashioned Kind of Filmmaking”: DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen on A Quiet Place on 35mm

John Krasinski in <i>A Quiet Place</i> (Photo by Jonny Cournoyer, copyright Paramount Pictures)<p>A few months after my son was born, I took my wife to see the …

Cinematography

'Scandal': The Cast Answers Series Finale Burning Questions

Creator Shonda Rhimes as well as stars Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Josh Malina, …

TV

6 notorious reality TV moments that had dire consequences for celebs

Those poor careers.<p>When offered tens of thousands of pounds to appear on reality shows, most celebs are so fast to say yes that they forget to think …

Reality TV

Westworld recap: the story so far, ahead of season 2

Did someone say "killer robots in cowboy hats?" Let's give a big, chrome-plated "yee-haw" for the return this weekend of Westworld, HBO's $100 million dollar tale of scientists with god complexes, inter-weaving timelines and battery-operated gunslingers set loose in a Wild West theme park.<p>A series …

TV Series

Sir David Attenborough sharing his thoughts on TV camera operators!

True Horror was like a historical Crimewatch with more exorcisms: review

Perhaps appropriately for a programme that featured a 7ft figure with the head of a bird, <b>True Horror</b> (Channel 4) was a curious beast. The series tells real-life horror stories using a mix of interviews with those involved and dramatic reconstructions, like a kind of historical Crimewatch with more …

TV

These 16mm cameras changed the face of television production

In the 1950s, there began to be a call for a professional, lightweight portable camera that was quiet enough for sync sound to be recorded. This was …

Cameras

Kodak Stopped Making This Film Nearly a Decade Ago. But It's About to Have an Unusual Comeback

Kodachrome, the once-popular and successful color reversal film used by professional photographers, is making a comeback. But this time, it’s on the …

Photography

Game of Thrones' behind-the-scenes secrets revealed by production designer Deborah Riley

aka How they made Joffrey's awesome wedding pie.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> has won a fair amount of awards in its seven years on air, but the BAFTA TV Craft …

TV Series

The First Wives Club is getting TV reboot for the #MeToo era from Girls Trip's writer

🎶Forever young and free.🎶<p><i>First Wives Club</i> was a celebration of all things female empowerment back in the '90s, which makes it more relevant than …

Box Office

6 doomed reality shows that were axed before the first episode even aired

You're fired.<p>Since the reality boom in the noughties, viewers have been blessed with countless great – and not so great – shows that have ranged from …

TV

9 TV shows where we totally wanted the villain to win

*Evil laugh*<p>Sometimes, the villains are right. Or at least, too interesting to lose.<p>We've brought together a rogues' gallery of bad people who we …

TV