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Beeban Kidron The Shared Wonder of Film

 

“Beeban Kidron – The Shared Wonder of Film” is a short video of Beeban Kidron’s TED Talk in 2012. Kidron is known for her work as a director and co-founder of FILMCLUB.

“[Young people] are negotiating a world with infinite choice, but little culture of how to find meaningful experience.”

“We are increasingly offered a diet [by Hollywood] in which sensation, not story, is king.”

The TED Talk description: “Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes — from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood — as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.” Beeban Kidron directed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. She also cofounded FILMCLUB, a charity for students devoted to the art of storytelling through film. More from Kidron’s bio:
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Made With Code

 

“Made With Code” is a brief video description of the new Google initiative to get young women excited about learning to code to close the gender gap in the tech industry. By showing young girls that the things they love – from their favorite smartphone apps to their favorite television and movies – are made with code, Made With Code enables them to apply the skills they learn to their own individual passions. From Google’s description:
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Martin Scorsese’s Art of Silence

 

“Martin Scorsese The Art of Silence” is an in-depth examination of one a Martin Scorsese’s signature filmmaking traits. Tony Zhou – he previously examined Spielberg’s long takes – takes a meticulous look at a great director and an under-appreciated aspect of his or her work. Interestingly, the topic of this short film about Martin Scorsese and silence coincides with his next film “Silence” — the long-gestating drama starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Ken Watanabe. From the description by Tony Zhou:
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Video Games The Movie

 

“Video Games The Movie” explores the beginnings and rise of video games, from Pong and Pac Man to today’s multi-billion dollar industry of cinema-realism and immersive experiences. The film is narrated by Sean Astin and includes interviews with Zach Braff (executive producer), Chris Hardwick, Will Wheaton and videogame leaders Nolan Bushnell and Hideo Kojima. From the directors comments:
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What is Neorealism?

 

“What is Neorealism?” is a short film created for the May 2013 Sight & Sound magazine to explore the differences between filmmakers’ approach to storytelling and what makes a film neorealist. From the Sight & Sound description:
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David Fincher’s Zodiac

 

“David Fincher’s Zodiac and the Art of the Insert” is a short film by Josh Forrest combining the many ‘inserts’ throughout David Fincher’s film “Zodiac”. From the description of Forrest’s short film by Sarah Salovaara at Filmmaker Magazine:
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The Audience Has an Audience

 

“The Audience Has an Audience” is a short film presentation by Kevin Slavin and Kenyatta Cheese about the changes in entertainment in the social age. They argue that people have “a fundamental feeling of wanting to be in sync with each other” and that much of the meaning in media comes from our interaction with other humans. From the description by Kenyatta Cheese and Kevin Slavin:
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