Stills Photography and the Moving Image

For our first lecture back after the Christmas break, we had Caroline Molloy talk to us about stills photography and the moving image and how this is going to be very important in our commercial profession. Below are the notes that I took during this lecture, with links to the photo-films that we watched.

La Jetee (“the pier”)

  • 1952
  • Original Photo-film
  • Made of stills with one bit of movement
  • Paris – post WW3 (nuclear war)
  • Memory, history, time war
  • Cut transition – telling a simple story
  • Fade transition – more dramatic points
  • Points of text
  • Narrator
  • Whispering – fits in with the narrative
  • Dramatic and melancholy music – enhances narrative drama
  • Heartbeat – shows they are frightened
  • Pan upwards on one image – one of the most important aspect

New York Times: One in 8 Million:

  • 2009
  • 2 minutes 30 seconds – 12 photos
  • Sound is important


  • Fades
  • Zoom in
  • Movement
  • Video
  • Cuts
  • Facts
  • Narrator – story and company that is helping
  • Different accounts – personal, company
  • Visual
    • Moving image
    • Still image
    • Subtitles
    • Sound
    • Translation

Guardian – Multimedia, video


  • How are we going to shoot on location?
  • How are we going to use audio on location?
  • Will we use a voice over?
  • How will we remove our voice from the shots?


Vimeo Private Video – Oliver Sharp:

  • Cuts
  • Moving image but creative shots as if they were stills
  • Interview – standard

Between Birds:

  • Cuts between moving images
  • Interviews
  • Different camera lenses
  • First ever film

Young Souls excerpt by Dean Chalkley

  • Retro scene in London

Shelter In Place – Zed Nelson

Sorted – Food Busking

  • Used two cameras

Philip Bloom:

  • Made a career out of how best to use Canon 5D
  • If you get stuck, refer back to him