Pietro Scalia @ BAFTA

Matt Jones tipped me off to this amazing set of videos produced by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. This was an event he recently attended that I wish I could have also. I love these kinds of events, but they rarely show up on the Siggraph schedule. If anyone knows of other clubs in the Vancouver area that put on these kinds of events, please e-mail me.

Of particular interest to me was the analysis of my favorite scene from one of my favorite films, Good Will Hunting, the park bench scene. I’ve always loved the slow pan that eventually spotlights Will Hunting realizing that Sean is no joke. The other videos are brilliant as well, and should be watched by all film enthusiasts. Gladiator is also right up there on my list of favorite films, and I was fascinated by how they dealt with the death of Oliver Reed midway through filming.