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About donnabamford

Director at Studio Film School. Views are all my own, etc etc, nobody else would entertain them.

Half Term at the Barbican Children’s Library

Last week I missed out on all the stunts fun at Stunt Trouble, but I really can’t complain because instead, Sadie, Emily and I were at the Barbican Children’s Library working on a dream of a project. We spent three … Continue reading

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Let the Camera Games begin…

This term I’ve been working with a brand new group of young filmmakers at the new Hampstead workshop centre. We’ve only had two sessions so far, but the group are so much fun that it almost makes up for missing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Films of the 1990’s

This one was prompted by a debate within my Saturday Film Shoot group last term, with the group split 50/50 over whether or not the 90’s produced either great films or terrible films. As a teenager of the 90’s, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Well, what can I say… I loved it. The sequel to 2012’s Pitch Perfect has split opinion here at SFS HQ. Some say they didn’t enjoy it as much as the original, a view I’ve heard echoed by some of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Age of Adaline

This weekend, I went to see The Age of Adaline. I was quite looking forward to it. Firstly the premise seemed imaginative and I’m generally quite interested in the ‘Peter Pan’ themes around age. As we saw with the Curious … Continue reading

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A bit about Startups in Highgate

Realising that I haven’t blogged in about, well, the whole year, I thought I would share a bit of news about what I’ve been up to with my all new group at Studio Film School in Highgate. This is in … Continue reading

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Room 8 – BAFTA Short Film winner 2014

Last night I went to see the BAFTA nominated short films for 2014. Some great work in there (and some not so great, if I’m being completely honest) but I’d definitely recommend the winner ‘Room 8’ as a great watch. … Continue reading

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Internationally Inspired

We’ve been posting a bit about the new Startups group and their current production ‘Knock’, which is in the final stages of shooting as I write: The Startups are debating the effects of over lighting / under lighting #soproud pic.twitter.com/TTAYhY32G4 … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Good Story

For the last two Saturdays I’ve had the special privilege of working with the newly formed Studio Startups, a group of aspiring teen filmmakers who have moved into the “serious stuff” of making proper films. Over the last two weeks, … Continue reading

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