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Tomorrow Somewhere New

Have you ever felt trapped in a static life you didn’t choose? Ever considered just walking away from it all and creating your own adventure? When Josh and Jessa Works …
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Joel & Ethan Coen – Shot | Reverse Shot

How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What …
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Mother (2009) – Telephoto Profile Shots

A brief analysis of one aspect of Bong Joon-ho’s great film Mother (2009). WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. English & Portuguese subtitles by Akemi Mitsueda. You can donate …
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The Imposter (2012) – Spiking the Lens

A brief analysis of Bart Layton’s The Imposter (2012). WARNING: SPOILS EVERY GODDAMN THING. For educational purposes only. English & Portuguese subtitles by Akemi Mitsueda. You can donate to support …
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The Spielberg Oner – Eight Lengthy Examples

As an addendum to my previous video on Spielberg’s sneaky use of long takes, here are eight of his longer examples. This is for educational purposes only. The original Spielberg …
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Wolf Children (2012) – The Lateral Tracking Shot

Looking for a unique lateral tracking shot? Consider this example from Mamoru Hosoda’s excellent film Wolf Children (2012). NO SPOILERS. Happy (Late) Mother’s Day. For educational purposes only. You can …
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Edgar Wright – How to Do Visual Comedy

If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. …
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Martin Scorsese – The Art of Silence

Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty years …
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Michael Bay – What is Bayhem?

There are filmmakers we love and then there’s Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is …
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Satoshi Kon – Editing Space & Time

Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, …
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Snowpiercer – Left or Right

Characters make choices which they cannot take back. The question is: how do you show it visually? Here’s one solution from Snowpiercer. Warning: SPOILS ENTIRE FILM. For educational purposes only. …
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Jackie Chan – How to Do Action Comedy

Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let’s see how he does it. (Note: to …
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Drive (2011) – The Quadrant System

One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a …
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Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement

Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it …
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Vancouver Never Plays Itself

Perhaps no other city has been as thoroughly hidden from modern filmmaking as Vancouver, my hometown. Today, it’s the third biggest film production city in North America, behind Los Angeles …
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Buster Keaton – The Art of the Gag

Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he …
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Colors

A celebration of color in our everyday lives. Made by The Mercadantes Directed by Daniel Mercadante Producer: Jordan Shively Executive Producer: Katina Mercadante Additional Cinematography: Alisha Shimada Music: W.A. Mozart …
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Robin Williams – In Motion

Robin Williams was a genius, but he was also a dedicated craftsman who explored how an actor could express character through movement. Join me in honoring this tiny facet of …
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In Praise of Chairs

One of the great things about detailed production design is that it pays off in unexpected ways. So today I explore the weird possibilities of that most common of objects: …
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Chuck Jones – The Evolution of an Artist

If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but …
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How Does an Editor Think and Feel?

For the past ten years, I’ve been editing professionally. Yet one question always stumps me: “How do you know when to cut?” And I can only answer that it’s very …
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The Significance of LEDs

Chances are you’re using an LED right now You might have heard that researchers, two Japanese and one American, recently won the Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing blue light-emitting …
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When an eccentric inventor realizes he’s not a perfect father, he tries to make …
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Zanzibar – Islands

Zanzibar  VIDEO about Zanzibar Islands – :http://www.happyvideonetwork.com/zanzibar-islands/ ‎ For other uses, see Zanzibar (disambiguation). …
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Pinocchio – 1940

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