Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 2)

In part 1, we introduced the idea of engaging with symmetry. The reason for this guide? In the same way that we tend to love patterns, symmetry is like Nutella for our eyes. And if you don’t like Nutella, what’s wrong with you? Seriously… Nutella is great. And peanut butter. Yum. Nutella AND and peanut butter.… Read More

Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 1)

If you have ever done research on how to get the right visual shot – whether painted, photographed, or captured in motion – then you probably know the ‘rules.’ This stuff isn’t new. But today I think it’s worth repeating. The elephant in the room is that, to misquote the rogue pirate Barbossa, “… the code is… Read More

Video Montage: Keeping The Distance (Between the Frames)

Last time I shared a video essay and an article that opened up on the whole idea of framing beyond the rule of thirds. Well today I want to continue in that vein with this great little piece by the Between the Frames channel over at Vimeo. As written in the description, “This video explores how… Read More

Video Montage: When Shadows Become Characters (Skorkin)

So today I was doing my usual perusal of Vimeo (come on now – you know that a key component of the twenty-first century creative process is random internet surfing, right?) when I stumbled on this fresh little piece. If you are involved in creative video or film of any sort, then you know a little… Read More

Video Essay: Rear Window (Michael McLennan)

Continuing my series of resource links, today I want to share a short clip that was pieced together by one of my friends, Michael McLennan. Michael also happens to be a long-time cinephile who has worked as producer, director of photography, editor, sound designer, music editor, and has also taught across a variety of film… Read More