Tag Archives: story

Cuba in Waiting: A photographic Essay

Erik Knudsen’s new book, Cuba in Waiting: A Photographic Essay, has just been published and is available in a number of online outlets, such as Amazon. This photographic essay is the result of endless wanderings around Havana province in Cuba between 2009 and 2013. ‘I was first invited to Cuba by a well known British […]

The Raven On The Jetty – Vlog 28 & 29: Final Thoughts

Almost on the eve of the first preview screening of The Raven On The Jetty for cast and crew – and almost exactly a year after the first of the Vlogs for this project – Mark Duggan talks to Erik Knudsen about his new film. Erik reflects on the the aims of the project, the approach […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 23: Editing Part 2

Editing a film is one of the most enjoyable parts of the process of making a film. In fact, it is one of the key things that makes a film what it is: the juxtaposition of imagery in time. Following on from Vlog 22, in which Erik Knudsen discusses some aspects of the technical process […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 10

In this Vlog, I discuss with Mark Duggan the process of storyboarding The Raven On The Jetty. We’re less than two weeks from the start of principal photography, and the storyboarding process is intense at the moment. I may have mentioned elsewhere on this blog that, in my view, the story we’re about to make […]

Back Stories and Sub-plots

A first draft of the screenplay for The Raven On The Jetty simply poured out of me and it now exists! I don’t know how. I think, in part this is because I spent a lot of time prior to starting the script reflecting on the theme, visualising moments and actions and then planning out […]

What’s In A Name? The Raven On The Jetty

Titles are one of the things I find most difficult. I either have one that comes straight into my mind before I start work on a project, and it’s just right, or I struggle… As it happens, my original working title for the new film project I’m working on was The Day Thomas Learned To […]

The Day Thomas Learned To Speak I

I thought I would share on a regular basis progress on my forthcoming film that currently has the working title, The Day Thomas Learned To Speak. I hope to share with you the whole process right through to completion and distribution, whether it fails or succeeds. This is something completely new for me; an experiment […]

A Universe of Stories

 ‘The Universe is made of stories, not atoms’. (Muriel Rukeyser) ‘Every picture tells a story’. So the saying goes. Whether it be Einstein telling a story in order to explain his theory of gravity, an African elder teaching children about the history of their people, Brazilian miners sitting in a bar reflecting on a day’s […]

Silence in The Silent Accomplice

I thought I would share a few brief thoughts on the silence in my film, The Silent Accomplice. Silence is here not thought of as silent film, where the scenes and actions would naturally have dialogue but that these are not heard, but silence here means natural moments in the narrative where dialogue would be […]