Train of Thought Productions

The Close Up Archive

Audio Interviews – Analysis – Give Aways

Interesting people talking about interesting things.

Romeo and Juliet and Inter-generation Injustice, A Play for Our Times

References to the text are from The Norton Shakespeare (1997)

The Female Voice in Contemporary Rom-Coms

The Rom-Com

The romantic comedy, also known as the “rom-com”, is a genre where the driving force of the narrative is the quest for love, with added comical elements throughout. Romantic comedies deal with love in a humorous way, an

Made in Scotland - Part Two

Made In Scotland –Part Two

 

From Scotland’s gothic capital to the Highlands and Islands Scotland has provided dramatic scenery for nature documentaries and atmospheric cityscapes for a wide range of productions. The people that help make all that happen have spoken to us about the world of the film office.

We caught up with Richard Bodsworth from Film Edinburgh

Thank you to Visit Scotland for the images in this feature.

Made In Scotland - Part One

Made In Scotland –Part 1

 

From Scotland’s gothic capital to the Highlands and Islands Scotland has provided dramatic scenery for nature documentaries and atmospheric cityscapes for a wide range of productions. The people that help make all that happen have spoken to us about the world of the film office.

 

We spoke to Lawrence Sutcliffe Film Officer; Highlands of Scotland Film Commission to explore exactly what is involved in getting Scotland on screen.

Thank you to Visit Scotland for the images in this feature.

New year resolutions

2017 – Will this be the year that you run a marathon? Learn Italian? Stop smoking, eat more vegetables (on purpose)?

Horror Film Analysis: The Quiet Ones (Pogue:2014) By Hayley Rodgers

Films can be subject to analysis by taking into consideration factors such as narrative, characterisation, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound. Horror based genre films can be analysed using this format

20th Century Flicks

Go West- film loving visitors to Bristol should include in any trip to the city a visit to what has become a Bristol institution – the very wonderful 20th Century Flicks. We spoke to Tara Judah a Co-Director at Flicks

Summer Reading - Durrell and Foster.

Literary travels to Florence and Corfu: Humanism and Naturalism in E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View (1908) and Gerard Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals (1956)

Animation (Part Two)

Charlie and the Chololate Factory, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter, Rosie Ashforth has worked on them all. She tells us about her story in animation.

Animation (Part One)

Jane Lee is an award winning animator. Her work is intimate, moving and beautiful. We spoke to her at Civic Trust House in Cork

Readers & Writers

Where do you like to read? Snuggled up on a comfy armchair? In a quiet library? Or in an airport departure lounge? Where do you like to write?

Award Season - Predictions

As January fades into February and resolutions of all kinds dissolve away like a chocolate biscuit into a cup of hot tea…

Something beautiful begins to happens as the film award season unfolds. Cinemas across the land show what’s nominated and what’s hot. Who would you tip for the top this year? What have you seen what have you loved, and what have you loathed?  We asked  Tara Judah Co-Director 20th Century Flicks for her predictions. 

Phat Tank

Working in the world of independent film is often uncertain, exhilarating and challenging. From commercials to the exciting world of Phat Tank Step Carruthers has carved out a distinctive niche. We spoke to him in his studio in Vancouver

Five things I learned about Jane Eyre

Some months ago I was interviewed about my Jane Eyre obsession. While I watched the Jane Eyre section of the DVDI realized that I was learning new things about the novel

Speaking with Geoff Simms

Behind the scenes of theatre productions are hugely talented individuals who develop worlds often in relation to a text or directly from their imagination. We spoke to Geoff Simms from Propworkshop to find out more about his work

Film Classification Part One: the BBFC

Film classification happens all around the world, aiming to reflect and guide the audience that will later consume these films. We spoke with the British Board of Film Classification

Film Classification Part Two: the IFCO

Part II Film classification in Ireland. We spoke to Ger Connolly Director of Film Classification.

Film Classification Part Three: the Swedish Media Council

In the second of our interviews on film classification we speak with the Swedish Media Council

Science on screen: Advising on Prometheus

Train Of Thought Productions spoke to Dr. Hugh Mortimer Science advisor on Ridley Scott's recent blockbuster Prometheus. We talked to him about science on film, TV and the ‘Brian Cox effect’.

Jane Eyre Fever - Fandom & Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre fever is still a force to be reckoned as new adaptations of Jane Eyre continue to be made. Whether revisiting the novel, rewinding and re-watching favourite adaptations or waiting with anticipation for new versions of familiar characters.

Horror Analysis

Splatter and gore or psychological horror? What chills your spine? Explore the genre here!

Scroll down for a free pdf guide to analysing horror.

Brontë Parsonage Museum Interview

As part of our celebration of all things Brontë we spoke to Sue Newby Education Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

North West Film Archives

We spoke to Geoff Senior - Collections Assistant from the North West Film Archive in Manchester, and found out about the work done at the archive and why it is so important.

Working In TV

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in TV? We caught up with Researcher, Liam Royales from ITV to find out more.