#OscarsSoMale 2020: Why the Academy Awards matter – and why we should ignore them

The Oscar nominations for 2020 are out. By now it is no surprise that the movies shortlisted by the Academy reinforce the status quo of representation in front of and behind the camera. What does this mean for emerging filmmakers from underrepresented groups? Continue reading at Sip Film Festival.

Corporate Training Videos: Everything You Need to Build Great Content

Remember those cringe-worthy corporate training videos they used to make in the 1980s? Today they still resurface on YouTube and TV compilation shows, and a few key ingredients are guaranteed: wooden acting, a creaky script, Dad jokes, and more cheesy video effects and titles than you could fit on a floppy disk. While the technology … More Corporate Training Videos: Everything You Need to Build Great Content

6 TV show filmsets reimagined with the interior design trends of 2019

Perception is a curious thing. Have you ever met a barely-recognisable friend after years apart, but felt at home the moment you hugged? There’s an emotional explanation, of course. But there’s also something about the unique combo of height, technique, power, and smell that form an unmistakable kind of ‘hug fingerprint.’ (Someday science will back … More 6 TV show filmsets reimagined with the interior design trends of 2019

Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’

Charlie Cooper, the labradoodle who lives with actor Bradley Cooper, has been tipped for a 2019 Best Supporting Actor Oscar amidst wide-spread public acclaim. He would be the first dog to win an Academy Award. The dog has received great write-ups for his role in roommate Bradley’s new film, A Star Is Born. The human … More Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’

The best Japanese movies of the past half-century

The Japanese film industry formed a strange landscape in the sixties, with often highly-constrained studio filmmakers churning out pulpish B-movies, flanked by an independent scene that grew out from the Japanese New Wave, and highly experimental narrative films from directors better known as visual artists. Japanese society was evolving at a rapid rate following the … More The best Japanese movies of the past half-century