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Trick of the Light: Cinematography in Silent Films (1896-1927) How Silent Movie Special Effects Were Done. 10 Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Animation History. In rough chronological order, you will see how these ten animation breakthroughs were so revolutionary, that many of the techniques were still used decades later. 1.

10 Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Animation History

The First Traditional Animated Short French artist Émile Cohl is credited with the first ever animated film – 1908’s Fantasmagorie. The hand drawn film follows a stick figure running into morphing objects. Cohl made the film by drawing each frame on a piece of paper and shooting it on film. Accent Expert Breaks Down 6 Fictional Languages From Film & TV. Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 32 Actors' Accents. One perfect shot: the unsung power of cinematography. Cinematography is one of the most mysterious aspects of film-making.

One perfect shot: the unsung power of cinematography

The American Society of Cinematographers turned 100 this month and, though last year’s Oscar for the category drew attention after the first nomination for a female cinematographer, and Twitter users reguarly share examples of “One Perfect Shot”, the art of “painting with light” is little understood. Cinematographers are responsible for photographing films, but in practice their job is more complex.

The skill of the cinematographer, or director of photography, is to combine visual artistry with technical knowledge and a certain amount of people management. How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New. How Lord of the Rings used forced perspective shots with a moving camera VIDEO] Top 10 Cinematographers of All Time. The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing. Ingmar Bergman makes a movie (english subtitles)

'Mission: Impossible — Fallout' Makes Aging Action Franchises Look Bad. James Wong Howe. James Wong Howe, A.S.C.

James Wong Howe

(Chinese: 黃宗霑; pinyin: Huáng Zōngzhān; Jyutping: wong4 zung1 zim1; August 28, 1899 – July 12, 1976) was a Chinese-born American cinematographer who worked on over 130 films. He was a master of the use of shadow and was one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, in which both foreground and distant planes remain in focus. Career[edit] Background[edit] Silent film[edit] Casting - GOT to the Crown Nina Gold click 2x. Earlier this year, the casting director Nina Gold sat at the back of the stalls of the Criterion theatre in the West End and watched a group of students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland perform their showcase.

Casting - GOT to the Crown Nina Gold click 2x

After three years at drama school, each actor had a couple of three-minute scenes to impress a silent audience of agents and casting directors on their lunch hour. Gold slid down in her seat, as if wanting to remain unseen. Why see Dunkirk in IMAX 70 MM, explained. (VIDEO) Simple Lines Reveal the Brilliant Compositions of Iconic Film Scenes. Each frame of a film is like a blank canvas for a cinematographer, offering them a new opportunity to create a dynamic composition.

Simple Lines Reveal the Brilliant Compositions of Iconic Film Scenes

If a scene is especially memorable, it can stick with us like an impressive painting, with the characters—their props, poses, and surroundings—embedded into our collective conscious forever. Raymond Thi of Composition Cam examines iconic, visually stunning film stills by dissecting them to reveal the brilliance behind a frame’s layout. To show how these scenes are composed, Thi overlaid bright pink lines to demonstrate symmetry, triangles, diagonals, and much more.

Some stills use the grid method to create balanced frames while others focus on a central character with lines radiating from them. Many of these films feature relatively simple compositions—just a couple marks or shapes—proving that a few elements can make a lasting impact. Film Compositions Are Dissected to Show the Brilliance of Iconic Scenes. The Shining Last year, Raymond Thi reignited our appreciation for film cinematography.

Film Compositions Are Dissected to Show the Brilliance of Iconic Scenes

Through his app, Composition Cam, he highlighted the brilliant arrangements of memorable scenes in iconic movies like The Shining, Ghostbusters, and Citizen Kane. Thi has recently expanded his idea by examining even more visually stunning film and TV compositions. Thi places bright pink lines to show how each scene is built. Loving Vincent Animated Film Features 62,450 Hand-Painted Frames. The animated film Loving Vincent is one that’s nearly six years in the making.

Loving Vincent Animated Film Features 62,450 Hand-Painted Frames

If that seems excessive, just wait until you find how it’s made. The movie, which examines the life of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, uses hand-painted canvases to bring its action to life. It takes 12 oil paintings just to create one second of footage! Uncovering the real pioneer of filmmaking. For more than a century, Thomas Edison and the Lumiere brothers of France have been celebrated as the creators of motion pictures.

Uncovering the real pioneer of filmmaking

But a lesser-known Frenchman working in England made the world's first film years before them, CBS News' Jonathan Vigliotti reports. In the English city of Leeds, Louis Le Prince is an icon, a French engineer, who as filmmaker David Wilkinson explains, made history. Silent Film Effects Showcase the Brilliant Ingenuity of Early Movie Making.

Long before CGI and the green screen, silent filmmakers were incorporating astounding visual effects into their work.

Silent Film Effects Showcase the Brilliant Ingenuity of Early Movie Making

These ingenious techniques didn’t rely on digital tools, as there were none at the time. Instead, to surprise and delight viewers, silent film effects used elements like trick perspective, hidden pulleys, and filter adjustments to make the magic happen. How Orson Welles changed cinema. The CG Actors in ‘Logan’ You Never Knew Were There. While Hollywood has been relying on digital doubles for many years, the work in Logan is particularly seamless, even if the scenes are relatively brief and do not involve an avatar delivering any dialogue.

The CG Actors in ‘Logan’ You Never Knew Were There

It’s perhaps another example of where things are headed with digital actors and how they can be used to help tell the stories directors are wanting to tell. Cartoon Brew sat down with the studio behind the digital Hugh Jackmans and Laura, Image Engine in Vancouver, who worked under overall vfx supervisor Chas Jarrett, to discuss how the the cg ‘digi-doubles’ were brought to life. After being given the task of re-creating cg heads for Keen and Jackman, Image Engine’s team immediately knew what it was up for. “Everyone knows Logan, for instance, and that’s the biggest challenge,” Image Engine visual effects supervisor Martyn Culpitt told Cartoon Brew. “We’re literally looking at a real Hugh and a digital Hugh side by side in some shots.”

Quentin Tarantino's Visual References. 40 Stunning silhouette shots from various films. 'Light Field' Movie Camera Could Revolutionize Film Production. In Brief Lytro is releasing a new product that promises to make the lives of those in the television and film industries easier, with cool camera technology for cinema that uses the company's signature light field technology.The Lytro Cinema camera promises some staggering specs: a 755 RAW megapixel 40K resolution, 300 FPS, the ability to take in as much as 400 gigabytes per second of data.

Playing with light Lytro is releasing a new product that leverages its signature light field technology to make the lives of those working in the television and film industries much easier. Dubbed the Lytro Cinema, the camera promises some staggering specs: a 755 RAW megapixel 40K resolution, 300 FPS, the ability to take in as much as 400 gigabytes per second of data. For filmmakers, this means Cinema can allow for post-production decisions that were previously impossible. Light field magic The light field concept that Lytro has been using is something else. Geometric Shots. How the match cut is used in film, explained (VIDEO). Film shots and the paintings they reference side by side (VIDEO). Reels of classic films were melting into goo; David W. Packard stepped in to save them. If you care even a little about the art and history of American motion pictures, about being able to see classic films now and forever, you owe a debt of gratitude to David W.

Packard. Packard, the son of Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard, has never seen a Steven Spielberg movie and takes pleasure in reading Homer in the original Greek. But he cares deeply about film history, and his Packard Humanities Institute has become one of the leading philanthropic organizations funding film preservation. Method Studios Comes Up Big by Going Small on ‘Ant-Man’ Marvel's ‘Ant-Man.’ All images © 2015 Marvel. On Marvel Studios’ latest superhero feature, Ant-Man, Method Studios, led by visual effects supervisor Greg Steele, was charged with populating the film’s macro world with insects imbued with personality while maintaining a photorealistic look.

Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City shows how James Bond and "Spectre" changed centuries of Mexican culture — Quartz. Today, the Ku Klux Klan is one of the most extreme and reviled symbols of American racism. But there was once a time when the fringe hate group verged on “mainstream.” In the 1920s, its members numbered in the millions and made up a significant percentage of the US population. This is the KKK that claimed to control elections and counted US presidents among its members. Pre Vis Action. Books in the Films of Wes Anderson: A Supercut for Bibliophiles. There’s something about Wes Anderson films that prompts people to get creative — to start creating their own video essays and supercuts exploring themes in Anderson’s whimsical movies.

The Directors Series - The Coen Brothers [4.5] The Filmmakers And Subjects of "The Eagle Huntress" Discuss The Documentary. A look inside the editing timelines of feature films.