Visual Communication


The Art of Film (Season 1) 264 min.

The Art of Film (Season 1) explores the many layers of the world of filmmaking, exploring styles, themes, eras, genres, studios, partnerships & the many sensibilities that have & continue to shape cinema since it’s beginnings to today. In Season 1, Presenter Ian Nathan, set in his cinema location, and on location, discusses each episode with filmmakers, cultural commentators, historians, autho...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Comedy, Parody, Satire & Laughs (The Art of Film, Season 1) 44 min.

Comedy is part of the fabric of life, and laughter is as essential as oxygen. For as long as there have been performing arts, there has been comedy. But on film, it has evolved into a genre of many parts. Filmmakers have taken wildly different approaches. From the silent era onwards, film comedy has encompassed slapstick, screwball, razor sharp satire, the romcom, bickering odd couples, spoofs, an...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Depiction of War (The Art of Film, Season 1) 44 min.

The War film is so much more than a genre, it is a multitude of genres. More often than not, they are categorised by era, their place in history. But it is much more instructive to explore the way filmmakers have depicted war, which story they tell, what they focus on, what style they choose, how realistic, and how the film in question expands our understanding of the nature of war and humanity.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

The Magic of Ealing Studios (The Art of Film, Season 1) 47 min.

There is nothing like an Ealing comedy. Made at the famous West London studio, this series of beloved black comedies remain as funny and daring as the day they were made.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

The Many Faces of Biopics (The Art of Film, Season 1) 45 min.

Life has provided great possibilities for the movies. The stories of real figures from many eras of history and all walks of society, have proven hugely cinematic. For one thing, they offer great characters – people who have shaped history. But it is a fascinating two-way street. Not only have the famous provided inspiration for films, cinema has helped make them legends. Fact and fiction often go...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Nouveau Horror (The Art of Film, Season 1) 42 min.

In the eighties, away from all the endless repetitious slasher movies, the Horror genre found a new lease of cinematic life. A generation of directors arose, who applied style to genre traditions,mixing things up, and breaking the rules. The look of horror became all important.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

The Unique Style of Powell & Pressburger (The Art of Film, Season 1) 44 min.

A very good case can be made that director Michael Powell and Producer/Screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, together known as The Archers, are the greatest creative partnership in British cinema. Mixing operatic scope and genius camera work and incredible use of colour, their style has been hugely influential, but never matched. They pushed through the conventions of cinema into a new magical realm of...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 1: Mt. Lassen National Park (Outside: Beyond the Lens, Season 2) 27 min.

A drive along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway through Mt. Lassen National Park in northern California takes Jeff, Zack and David to hidden waterfalls, deep inside mysterious lava tubes and to breathtaking vistas near to the top of a dormant volcano.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Episode 10: Sailing To Catalina Island (Outside: Beyond the Lens, Season 2) 27 min.

Catalina Island is explored aboard a 40ft sailing catamaran. Up close contact with Spinner dolphins and the rare Giant Sunfish highlights this ocean adventure.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Episode 2: Valley Of Fire (Outside: Beyond the Lens, Season 2) 27 min.

Just a short drive from Las Vegas, Nevada, the bright lights of the strip are replaced with the fiery glow of ancient sandstone formations in this one-of-a-kind state park. Jeff, Zack and David explore the stunning landscapes of this rare geologic treasure.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021