For both prose writers and scriptwriters, the question of how to write good dialogue is an important one. Can we listen in on conversations by strangers, and get an ear for the natural ebb and flow of speech? Is it better to study films which are heavy in conversation? Or are novels a good place to see the everyday use of dialogue?
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The news of the passing of one of Finland’s greatest composers was slow to filter out into the world, and even slower for people to get a grasp of the fact that this man, who has been called “A Giant of Beauty”, had actually died. He was 87 years of age and had become one of the leading lights in Scandinavian and Baltic contemporary music over the years. He was a luminary in what is slowly becoming known as the Baltic Spiritualist, or Baltic Minimalist, group.
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Six OCA photography alumni are showing that completing your degree can be the beginning of a journey, not the end of one. First collaborating as [ (6) ] when they were undergraduates in 2014, they have continued to stay in touch since graduating.
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As you may have noticed, the 2016 Rio Olympics have got underway. Among those athletes going for gold, I would recommend keeping your eyes on the long distance runners – imitating some of their strategies will maximise your chances of successfully completing your studies.
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Cherie Jerrard is an illustrator/graphic designer based in Shropshire. Her multi layered reportage work is full of energy and spontaneity, I got in touch to find out more about her work and process of making.
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