‘Walk with me.’ It always seems like such a nonchalant thing for a character to say – whether that be in a movie or a TV series. Well, maybe that isn’t fair. Perhaps my appreciation of the walk and talk as a clever cinematic device simply wasn’t honed enough to pay any serious attention to it.… Read More
Video Essay: See What Happens When Scorsese Goes All Quiet
In our age of twenty-first century cinema, we’re awash with wondrous visual stories and their corresponding soundtracks (though this is no given! Check out our post on how music coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is actually all kind same-same in the sound department). It is because of a ubiquitous big-ness of many soundtracks that… Read More
Top Ten: Best Character Reveals
It’s time to indulge in a guilty pleasure… a little top ten action! To be fair, this list has been very cleverly done and you will find it quite informative. So it is not nearly as guilty watching some of the stuff you can get over at WatchMojo. We have all seen them play out in… Read More
Video Essay: How to Suck at Soundtracks… Otherwise Known as The Marvel Symphonic Universe
Okay this one just has to be shared and re-shared amongst movie goers, videography aficionados, and anyone who has a passing interest in good soundtrack scores in any form of moving picture. For better or for worse, music shapes what we see on screen… cinema, TV, or otherwise. It is an integral element with which… Read More
Montage: What’s Worth Fighting For?
Most guys – and plenty of the womens too – will agree: what is not to love about a good old fashioned slobber-knocking action flick? There’s action sequences, there’s crap getting blown to smithereens, there’s inspiration pep talks and cheesy one-liners… so much goodness! So I was thrilled to find an action film montage made… Read More
Blog: Dissolve – Expand and Narrow At the Same Time
When Dissolve hit the market, I – along with many other online content creators – was excited by the potential of having access to high quality stock footage that wasn’t the run of the mill stuff we’ve seen hiding out in every other stock site out there. It was fresh material, and prices began at a… Read More
FF: Quentin Tarantino’s Best Visual Film References… in 3 Minutes!
Welcome to the very first Flick Friday post for 2016 – a series that will motivate you, supercharging your creativity as we delve into cinematography and videography together. Today, we’re sharing a great video montage by Jacob T. Swinney on Quentin Tarantino’s Visual References. There is lots to be said about this great montage, but we will leave it to… Read More
HIMM: A Quiet Long-Take Champion (Zhou)
A long take – this is simply a shot that doesn’t cut away to other shots, but is a continuous shot that usually follows the action of the scene as it plays out in real-time. Even if you have never heard of the term, I’m sure you have seen one in action (anything that has top-ten style list dedicated to it… Read More
Top 25: Most Horrifying Non-Horror Movies
I have followed Taste of Cinema for a while now, and one of the fun things they do is bring out lists of films of varying genres and such. Most of the time, I’m happy just to enjoy the list and move on. Today’s list has a certain je ne sais quoi about it though: horrifying… Read More
News: Kenyan Film Made on Mobile (BBC)
It is really easy to think that we need to have the latest and greatest kit to make movies and videos. And I mean really easy (#firstworldproblems). But I read a wonderful story today that was a timely reminder. While there are DJI Osmo‘s out there, or Lily, or the BMPCC – or whatever else takes your… Read More
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