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Free Geezers

Stuart McQuade’s short film impressed assessors

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“Aguirre: Wrath of God” A sonic delight of the senses

Back in 1972 a strange and wonderful film was released to a slightly bemused public by the German film-maker Werner Herzog. “Aguirre: Wrath of God” came four years after Herzog’s first film, “Signs of Life” 1968, and was something of a masterpiece in every way; script, acting, imagery and cinematography and a musical film score […]

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Ordering Creativity

Some of my recent freelance composition work has seen me writing exam pieces for a large worldwide music examination board. As a result of this, I was asked with other colleagues whether I’d contribute tips for composition and creativity to be included in their resources section for students. A rather wonderful feature of the board’s […]

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Film Competition: Answer and winner

We had quite a few answers to the question we posed about the link between these two film stills…

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Psycho: Hitchcock and Hopper

Alfred Hitchcock’s use of Edward Hopper’s House By The Railroad (1927) as the specific visual precursor for Norman Bates’ home in Psycho (1960) might be the most celebrated crossover from painting to cinema, but I think the artist’s influence goes much further than that.

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Film…time runs through it

Jane with news of a new development

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Steve McQueen and the Long Take

A guest post from Marco Bohr of Visual Culture Blog starts WeAreOCA’s coverage of film and video

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The best study visit we will never run…

Chris Marker’s La Jetée has occupied a part of my brain for over thirty years…

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Jilliene Sellner

OCA’s MA Fine Art is now in its fourth year and it is pleasing and exciting to see students exhibiting their work regularly. Jilliene Sellner is currently at the end of her first year of study.

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A unique opportunity…

… to take part in an intriguing film project by Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing

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