background preloader

Film

Facebook Twitter

21 Tricks You Don't Notice In Great Movies (Your Brain Does) How Much Everyone Working On a $200 Million Movie Earns | Vanity Fair. Com -- Discussion Questions and Projects for Use With Any Film that is a Work of Fiction. Note: In some of the questions we have used the term "major characters. " Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters.

In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Characterization is delineated through: (1) the character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; (2) the narrator's description; and (3) the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters. When students analyze character, they should be reminded to have these three sources in mind. Adapted from California English-Language Arts Content Standards - Grade 7, Reading 3.3 1. This question can be modified by naming the character which is the subject of the question. 21. [This question is designed to be asked after question #2.] 4. [This question can be limited to one particular character.] 7.

[Try modifying the question by naming the character or a group of characters.] 9. [This question can be modified by naming one or several symbols as the subject for analysis.] 7 Things That Are Bizarrely Identical In Every Modern Movie. For movie fans, 2016 started with two grim Westerns, continued with two movies about iconic superheroes getting mad at each other, and will end with way too many continuations to dormant franchises that maybe should have been left alone. Then again, this approach seems to be working: BoxOfficeMojo So, why is it that Hollywood movies can be wildly successful and blindly unoriginal at the same time? Who's running this cash-eating donkey show? Well, sorry -- I'm not an expert.

But if I had to guess in, say, seven listed points, they would probably look like this ... #7. Paramount Pictures Now that Pee-wee is back to haunt a new generation, headlines and memes everywhere have noticed how remarkably un-aged Paul Reubens looks. NetflixHe looks like he traveled back in time to tell himself to stick to VHS porn. Could it be that Herman's blood pact with the Prince of Darkness entails a forever-walk among the living damned? Marvel StudiosMarvel's next project is a shot-for-shot remake of Wonder Boys. The Filmmaking Process | How To Make A Video | Indie Filmmaking. Principles of Filmmaking The filmmaking process is generally divided into three specific segments: pre-production, production, and post-production. The guides below contain a plethora of information on the principles of each. “You told me I have a plethora, and I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is.” – Guapo, from The Three Amigos Pre-production Guide Pre-production includes everything required to plan the film and any arrangements that need to be made prior to firing up the camera(s).

The following pages will help you with everything you need to consider in the pre-production phase of your project. Writing A ScriptHow to write a good script, find your characters’ voices, and format it correctly. Planning and StoryboardingIt can be very helpful to your crew if you have solid technical plans for them to work from. Filming LocationsAll about finding the right location and securing permission to use it.

Production Guide Audio RecordingHow to record sound in the field. Film Studies For Free. The Film Experience | Literature. Free MIT Course Teaches You to Watch Movies Like a Critic: Watch Lectures from The Film Experience. We all have our favorite film critics. Maybe we gravitated to them because they write well or because they share our tastes, but the very best of them — the critics we read even on genres and directors we otherwise wouldn't care about — make us see movies in a new way. Specifically, they make us see them the way they do, and the point of view of a professional critic steeped in cinema history and theory (not to mention the thousands and thousands of hours of actual film they've watched) will always have a richness that the casual moviegoer can't hope to enjoy on his/her own.

Unless, of course, you take The Film Experience, a 23-lecture course from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And you don't need to enroll at MIT — or even show up and surreptitiously audit — to take it, since the school has made those lectures, their accompanying materials, and even supplemental media (just like the DVD extras that have inspired a generation of cinephiles) free on their OpenCourseWare site. ACROSS THE SPECTRUM: COLOR THEORY IN FILM. Second only to sound, color is the single-most important addition to motion pictures. They even give significance to the format that came before them, augmenting black-and-white films into a new, more artistic realm than they’d been considered when they were the only option cinemagoers had. Color conveys emotion, tone, atmosphere, it hints at romance, danger, salvation, and tragedy.

Color is a character the same way sound, setting, and framing are, one of the silent players whose lack is unimaginable. In a new compilation from Kat Smith – whose Vimeo page seems to indicate she knows a thing or two about color theory in film – the power of color across the spectrum is highlighted by an array of clips saturated one shade or another to prove the emotional range of each. Try to imagine Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES without it drenched in neon, or THE MATRIX TRILOGY without its glowing emerald scheme.

Color Theory from Kat Smith on Vimeo. Music: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Charlie P Remix) The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines. Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles. But it’s all rhetoric and no data, which gets us nowhere in terms of having an informed discussion. How many movies are actually about men? What changes by genre, era, or box-office revenue? What circumstances generate more diversity? We didn’t set out trying to prove anything, but rather compile real data.

Let’s begin by examining dialogue, by gender, for just Disney films. In January 2016, researchers reported that men speak more often than women in Disney’s princess films. This dataset isn’t perfect. Methodology For each screenplay, we mapped characters with at least 100 words of dialogue to a person’s IMDB page (which identifies people as an actor or actress). 2,000 Screenplays: Dialogue Broken-down by Gender All Genres Action Drama Comedy Horror How many screenplays have women as lead characters? Screening Notes: The Prestige (analysis) The following is a close reading of Chistopher Nolan's masterpiece The Prestige (2006) based on Todd McGowan's amazing analysis in the relevant chapter of his book The Fictional Christopher Nolan. You don't have to read the book to understand what I'm about to say since my article is meant to stand on its own feet.

I just wanted to acknowledge my inspiration in this regard since Todd has been and continues to be my biggest influence in the world of film theory. Thank you, Todd. The Prestige follows two rival magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) on their quest to create the world's greatest magic trick. Borden, Angier, and Angier's wife work as stagehands for another magician until something goes wrong with their signature trick and Angier's wife drowns. Borden's luck soon changes as he unleashes his Great Trick on the public: The Transported Man. Unfortunately for Borden, Angier does manage to catch a goose on his chase. Works Cited.

Green Screen: How to chroma key in Adobe Premiere Pro. A great skill to have as a video editor (and general video creator) is to know how to use green screen footage. Shooting with a green screen allows you to insert video of an object or person on top of another layer of video – basically inserting the person into a new scene. Before we learn how to edit green screen footage, let’s look a little deeper into what green screen footage is, and why we use it. The definition of chroma keying (another work for the use of green screen – or really any colored backdrop that will later be removed) reads as follows: Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a special effects / post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or videostreams together based on color hues (chroma range).

The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture and videogame industries. You’ve probably been watching chroma keyed video for a long time. THE 50 BEST MOVIE QUOTES OF ALL-TIME. There’s a Built To Spill song called “You Were Wrong” off their album Keep It Like A Secret which is built entirely of lyrics from other, classic songs: “You were right when you said all that glitters isn’t gold/You were right when you said we’re all just bricks in the wall…” so on and such. I tried to do that with the intro for this compilation, but it’s either too early or I’m not as smart as BTS, cuz damned if I could get past the tagline. So let me give it to you straight, then.

What we’ve got here is one video with 50 of the greatest lines ever uttered on screen. It comes courtesy of Celia Gomez ( and Jesus Sahuquillo. Gomez, you might remember, is the mad genius who gave the world that most excellent video of SIMPSONS movie references we posted a couple weeks back, so you already know she’s got skills. 50 of the greatest MOVIE QUOTES from Celia Gómez on Vimeo. Written by H. 21 Tricks You Don't Notice In Great Movies (Your Brain Does) Here's what the Oscars would look like if the best-reviewed films of the last 100 years won best picture. | Movies | Someecards. Film Studies For Free: Study of a Single Film: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

Roundtable discussion at the Philoctetes Center, New York, on November 6, 2010, with Richard Allen, John Belton, Joe McElhaney, Edward Neresessian, and Brigitte Peucker Vertigo (1958) is the Hitchcock film in which the confusion of ontological registers—of reality with illusion—takes center stage. Indeed, it’s a case study of someone for whom this confusion is nearly pathological. The James Stewart character, Scottie, is duped by a performance with criminal intent, as he falls for a woman he believes to be Madeleine, but who in reality is a woman named Judy (played by Kim Novak) perpetrating a masquerade.

Around this “false” Madeleine, a narrative is created that's designed to ensnare Scottie. Film Studies For Free brings you one of its regular link-fests pertaining to the study of a single film: today, it's the turn of Alfred Hitchcock's truly magical thriller Vertigo (1958). VISUAL NARRATIVES: COMPOSITION IN STORYTELLING. The basic building block of cinema is the image. We here at One Perfect Shot understand this very well, as it’s pretty much what we’re built on, too: the idea that single frame of cinema, a single image, can carry with it resonant emotional power that tells more than just a story but delivers the feeling of the narrative directly to our senses without the need for verbal interpretation.

Through staging, framing, depth, and balance, filmmakers craft these images one frame at a time, much like an artist painting his masterpiece one stroke at a time. If, then, the screen is the canvas, composition – or how the above-mentioned elements contribute to the overall image – is the brush, the tool that is employed to convey emotional resonance into the physical form of the image. And like any tool, it use and efficacy changes each time it is picked up by someone new. Written by H. Perry Horton. Star Wars: every scene from every movie charted. Updated Introduction In the lead-up to the release of new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens, we set out to log and map out every scene from every Star Wars movie. Yes, we even watched the prequels. We were inspired in this endeavour by xkcd's hand-drawn movie narrative charts, but our mission was to write code that could adequately replace artist Randall Munroe's illustrations. The charts below show all the scenes from the first six Star Wars movies, mapping out interactions between the characters.

The horizontal axis represents time and vertical groupings are based on how regularly characters interact. If you're having trouble understanding them, use the force. A New Hope Using the Interactive Each of the key characters get their own story line which is colour coded by their affiliation to the Dark Side, the Light Side or other. Click or tap the junction to find out about each event, and click on the names for the biography of the person and their involvement in the plot. Return of the Jedi. Movie Narrative Charts. UNDERSTANDING ASPECT RATIO. Film can be a quite insidious art form. There are lots of little subtle tricks going on under the main action and dialogue designed to make us feel certain ways, frame our minds in certain ways, and even expect certain things. Already this week we introduced you to a video essay on Scorsese's use of color, specifically red, to effect the emotional ambiance of a scene, but if you thought that was sneaky hold onto your hats because today we're talking about aspect ratio as a thematic device.

We all basically know what aspect ratio is: how you see what you see. What we all may not know is that how you see what you see also effects how you feel about what you see, you see? Yeah, I'll admit this isn't my strongest area, anything with numbers that isn't a remote, I get pretty lost pretty quick. Luckily for you, however, there are people out there much smarter than me, and some of them are at Now You See It, a YouTube channel dedicated to exploring "film themes and tropes. " Source: YouTube. POETRY IN MOTION: MOVIE POSTERS COME TO LIFE. Motion posters are all the rage these days, and the surest sign we are living in the future.

Next stop, hologram marquees a la JAWS 19. But cool as they are, for my money they’re not near as cool as what video essayist whoispablo has done in his latest creation. What you got here are scores of iconic posters – ERASERHEAD, THE EXORCIST, LOST HIGHWAY, THE SHINING, DRIVE, E.T., 2001 etc. etc. – that have been animated to show you the scene the still on the poster is taken from. For example, in the classic E.T. poster, Eliot and his alien buddy ride their bike across the moon; in whoispablo’s version, we start on the moon and see the bike ride into position.

It might sound simple, but it isn’t – not by a longshot – and the effect is spectacular. Until then, enjoy these. Movie Posters from whoispablo on Vimeo. Geoff Todd is the Editor-in-Chief of One Perfect Shot. Written by Geoff Todd. A HISTORY OF MOVIE TRAILERS. Movie trailers are everything. They're our first real impression of a film, not just in terms of the story or the actors, but also in terms of how a film will feel. We've all ended up seeing something we never thought we would, or have skipped something we thought we'd love simply based on the trailer. It's the movie equivalent of judging a book by its cover, only more thorough and at least comprised of the works' best bits. Heck, for a lot of folks, it's their favorite part about the theater-going experience. But movie trailers haven't always been the spectacle they are today. Before they were marketing machines with their own release-countdowns that garnered as much speculative discussion as the films themselves, they were nothing more than notices of coming attractions inserted at the end of a feature or serial chapter.

Hence the term. So how then did these add-ons fight their way to the forefront of our attention? Source: Vimeo Written by H. Film Studies 101: The 30 Camera Shots Every Film Fan Needs To Know | Features | Empire. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: SETTING AS CHARACTER. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU: P.O.V. SHOTS IN CINEMA. What To Do When Your Filmmaking Sucks. INVASION OF PRIVACY: AN EXAMINATION OF ‘THE CONVERSATION’ THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOLLYWOOD EXPLOSIONS. [WATCH] A HISTORY OF MOVIE TRAILERS. [WATCH] DOLLY ZOOMING THROUGH CINEMA HISTORY.

[WATCH] THE DUTCH ANGLE IN EFFECT. Mathematics in Movies. BBC LISTS THE 100 GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF ALL-TIME | One. Perfect. Shot. | Honoring Cinema's Past - Frame by Frame. [WATCH] THE ART OF THE OPENING SHOT | One. Perfect. Shot. | Honoring Cinema's Past - Frame by Frame. [WATCH] SUPERCUT OF THE WORST SPECIAL EFFECTS EVER | One. Perfect. Shot. | Honoring Cinema's Past - Frame by Frame. Mise en scene: Film scene analysis. The Editing of Mad Max the Movie | VashiVisuals BlogBlog. The Eight Sequences. Free HD Effects | FootageCrate. 14 Famous Movies With Stolen Scenes You Didn't Notice. 6 Unknown Artists Who Made All of Our Favorite Movie Moments. Metalanguage for studying film and new media texts flashcards.

Belton (14) Hollywood in the Age of Television. 36 Awesome Low-Tech Tricks Used in Movies | Cracked.com. Fifth Avenue, New York (1897) - 1st Camera Pan - James H. White | Thomas Edison. Evolution of the Dolly Zoom. Film History Before 1920. IB1 FILM | K Bailey's Blog. Film Techniques of German Expressionism : FilmISM. 16 Short Films That Launched the Careers of Famous Directors. 8 Essential German Expressionism Films You Must See — WhatCulture.com. The Vito Russo Test.

Making a Fight Scene in 5 Easy Bullet Points « BigPuddleFilms Blog. Raindance Film Festival | The Voice of Indie Film. Pyxurz: Metropolis. Resources. Free Sound Effects FX Library, Free Download - GRSites. Film History of the 1980s. The 25 Greatest Cinematographers In Film History. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014.

Film Reference. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. The Importance of Depth of Frame. The use of Light in Movies. Mise en Scène in Dialogue Scenes. 10 great silent horror films. 7 Unexplained Movie Moments That Are Explained in the Book - Part 7. Understanding Audio Editing | Learn Premiere Pro CS6. Premiere Pro * Working with Panels. Fantasy Movie Scripts - Simply Scripts. Tips on Film Viewing. TV Tropes. History Of Hollywood. Weekend Box Office Results for May 3-5, 2013. The Numbers - Movie Market Summary 1995 to 2013. Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive. Box Office Results for Movies by Genre. Greatest Films - Selection Criteria. Another 100 Greatest Films. Video Galleries : The Big Picture : Hollywood History 101 Supplemental: The Code.

The Loudness War. Courtney Love does the math. Film Terms Glossary - Dictionary. Torrents Explained: How BitTorrent Works. Word and Film | The Intersection of Books, Movies, and Television. Thor. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne - ACMI Homepage. Movie News. Judge Minty. Film Education | Home. Filmskills. Www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/premiere/pdfs/premiere-pro-cs5-for-finalcutpro.pdf. Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorials. Adobe Premiere Tools. DetFilmsHD. Lessonbucket.com | VCE Media, VELS Media, media studies, media education, digital literacy, lesson plans. IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities. MoviePosterDB.com - The biggest source for digital movie posters. Best Film Editing Sequences.