RAU Hosted British Film Journalist and Critic Ian Haydn Smith
On February 19, within the 16th British Film Festival Russian-Armenian University hosted a film journalist and critic from the UK Ian Haydn Smith, who led a discussion with RAU students majoring in Film and Television Production and Advertising and PR.
In an open discussion, he shared his views on visualization, storytelling and creating a narrative, emerging implications when directing films and creating ad pieces. Ian Haydn Smith shared several pieces of advice with the future film-makers and publicists. "It’s good that you are reading textbooks about cinema and studying movie arts, but you need to start filming, as soon as possible, it’s like learning a language, you need to practice to get better at it," he said.
Ian Haydn Smith is a film journalist, critic, writer, Editor of Curzon Magazine. He is also a Contributing Editor at the Quintessence Publications where he is leading on the editions off ‘Movie Star Chronicles’ and ‘Movie Director Chronicles’, as well as assuming the role of Editor on the annually revised publication ‘1001 Films to See Before You Die’. During the last couple of years Ian has been consulting British Council. As a broadcaster and interviewer, Ian is a frequent guest on BBC radio, both regional and World Service’s The Strand programme, as well as the Film Programme. He often appears at Cinepolitics, a weekly television magazine programme focusing on politically themed features and documentaries. For many years Ian was the host for BAFTA events, and chaired panel discussions at the last four editions of the ondon Film Festival.
The discusion was organized by RAU Institute of Media, Advertising and Film Production.
Photos: M.G. Sarkisov.