Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Immersive Realism of Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli has consistently created the most compelling animated films I have ever seen, in part due to their immersive realism. Despite the fantasy and magic, Ghibli's films consistently feel tactile and realistic. In this video essay, we explore how Studio Ghibli consistently achieves immersive realism in their films.


Monday, 20 February 2017

Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks'

Evan Puschak takes us on a study of a famous painting.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Film Noir: The Case for Black and White

Black and white has a gorgeous look in film. Let's take a look at Film Noir to see what it can do better than color and study how the techniques of black and white filmmaking continue to influence modern filmmaking (especially Breaking Bad).


Saturday, 18 February 2017

David Lean's Scene Transitions

Despite whatever presets there are in Premiere, scene transitions are not limited to wipes, fades, or dissolves. Let's examine the work of David Lean and see what unique ways we can find of cutting picture and sound together to make transitions really shine.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gene Wilder

"On stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free."
~Gene Wilder, March 2007.



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Every Best Cinematography Winner (1927-2016)

Here we have clips from every Academy Award for Best Cinematography from 1927 to 2016.