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
HIMM: What’s With the 29.97FPS?
In a world of HD and 4K – have you ever wondered why your NLE still has 29.97 as a frame rate? I have. Not enough to do my own research into it of course… but it’s always been a question. Like a small splinter in the back of my mind. Well, the short answer… 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
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
Video Essay: Echoes of Mad Max (WhoIsPablo)
Australian Director George Miller decided that he did not wish to do a remake or retell the Mad Max story – rather, he wanted to update the universe and the wasteland. He even asked his wife Margaret Sixel to edit the film, even though she had never edited action before. his logic was that, “… if… Read More
Video Essay: The Hero’s Journey (Animation)
Joseph Campbell wrote a classic cross-cultural study of the hero’s journey back in 1949, and since then it has inspired millions. Like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, the book was an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. And this theme has enabled it to remain as relevant through the years as when… Read More
Video Essay: What’s in the Box? (CineFix)
** Spoiler alerts a head… though if you haven’t already seen this after twenty years, shame on you. ** It was one of the most numbing thrillers of the mid-90’s… And if you didn’t immediately think of Se7en after reading that sentence, then you really missed out on something special! After a fairly tried-and-true series of murder-somethings throughout… Read More
Article/Video Essay: Beyond the Rule of Thirds/The Quadrant
Whether you started out in photography, or you were dumped into the deep end of video and film – you will know of the rule of thirds (RoT). It’s one of those unstoppable forces that influence every aspect of both! Like many “rules” in avenues of artistic endeavour, the RoT is an excellent starting point – particularly… Read More
Video Essay: Side-By-Side Comparison of Insomnia (Lee)
So today I stumbled on this great little video essay by Kevin B. Lee for Fandor Keyframe. It takes us on journey into one of the key sequences in the film Insomnia. Interestingly, it does so by giving a side-by-side comparison so that we can really drill down into exploring the differences that may be found between the original… 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
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