Bristol Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
Here are some links to information which may help you to prepare your entry to the competition - or may provide you with some inspiration! There are also some downloadable resources for teachers. If you have any questions about film-making, why not come and talk to us on Facebook and ask our experts.
The nuclear issue...
Here are some links to resources about the opportunity for nuclear disarmament:
- The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
- Global Zero website
- Global Zero's interactive map
- Resources for schools from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
- ICAN’s video channel
- UK poll showing majority against Trident replacement
Here are some links to resources about nuclear weapons and the risks they pose:
- The Development and Profileration of Nuclear Weapons from the website of the Nobel Prize
- 20 Mishaps that might have started an accidental nuclear war - from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
- Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - from Wikipaedia
- ICAN delivers video statement at the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
- Timelapse map of every nuclear explosion since 1945
Here are some examples of historically significant films on the nuclear issue:
The power of film…
Here are some links to resources about how to make the most of the power and immediacy of film:
- Guardian Guide to Making Video
- 8 Ways to Shoot Video Like a Pro
- Yale Film Studies: Film Analysis
- BBC Training Online Film course index
- $14 Steadycam: The Poor Mans Steadicam
- Make Internet TV - The Participatory Culture Foundation
- Storyboard Pro Software
- Film Sound Design - Film Sound Theory
- PopPhoto Flash: Tip of the Day: Silence the Wind
Finally, here are some resources for teachers to download and use, to help if your pupils are working on a short film as a classroom activity:
- Basic film paradigm - Some slides on different views of the basic film paradigm.
- The pitch/treatment - You can use this to outline your idea.
- The Shooting List - Use this to plan the shots you will need, a useful alternative and/or addition to Storyboards.
- Storyboards (16:9) and (4:3) - Use these to sketch key shots and to make sure you have 'continuity'.
- Shot list/Editing Decision List - If you are using tape this is a vital tool. Record every shot on the tape as you shoot it. It will save lots of time when you edit..
- Logging Sheet and Logging Sheet for use with non-time-coded digital footage - Logging Sheets.
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