More than a Samurai flick: The cutting style of Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashômon has been captivating Western and Japanese audiences alike with its unconventional storytelling of a non-linear narrative. The story structure of Rashômon was considered a breakthrough in cinema for its time, and its influence continues more than half a century on still inspiring modern films and television shows from Star Trek … Continue reading More than a Samurai flick: The cutting style of Kurosawa

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Pharaoh Akhenaten: Eccentric, Philosopher, Artist, Living God and Prophet

The Amarna period was marked by the inauguration of Akhenaten, the prince formerly known as Amenhotep IV. Succeeding his father Amenhotep III, Akhenaten then reigned for 17 years married to the famously beautiful Nefertiti. In those 17 years he revolutionised Egyptian culture, enacting great changes in religion, art, and politics. Akhenaten also created a new … Continue reading Pharaoh Akhenaten: Eccentric, Philosopher, Artist, Living God and Prophet

Photojournalism Scandal: The power of a thousand words

The visual medium has always been more striking at first glance than text. Likewise extra attention is given more to scandals compared to the daily reported stories which make up the nightly news. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that scandal and photojournalism have developed a deeply intertwined relationship. Photographs of scandals have the … Continue reading Photojournalism Scandal: The power of a thousand words

Journalism: You won’t believe what happens next!

The greatest challenge facing contemporary journalism isn’t a ‘what’ but a ‘how’.  How to deliver news that will satisfy a modern audience’s hunger for informative news and entertainment. My personal introduction to the world of infotainment was in the form of list articles. I used to hate ‘listicles.’ And not just because of the word’s … Continue reading Journalism: You won’t believe what happens next!