Cinematography & Film Criticism & Filmmaking & Staging & Stephen Spielberg

STEVEN SPIELBERG Shot By Shot

Shot By Shot Film : Jaws Director : Steven Spielberg Scene Breakdowns : Brody wakes up and leaves 2:10 – Brody and Cassidy discover Chrissie’s remnants 5:25 – Brody at the office 7:55 – Brody goes downtown 9:20 – Shark attacks 11:20 – The Town Meeting16:35 – Brody Hooper and Vaughn 22:40 – Brody Hooper and Quint 27:30– Brody and Ellen say goodbye 31:05 Special Thanks to Mitchell Rose (mitchellrose.com) who kindly corrected the typos…

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Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & Creatures & Filmmaking & Funny & Geek Stuff & James Cameron & VFX

James Cameron Reveals Avatar Sequel Details

From Empire Online.com James Cameron is not someone who does things by halves. The man who rebuilt the Titanic is currently hard at work on four sequels toAvatar, the first of which won’t land until 2020. However, there are a few things about the upcoming sequels that fans will find familiar, not least of all the principal villain. Warning: Spoilers ahead. It’s long been confirmed that Stephen Lang‘s Colonel Quartich would return (despite taking a pair of four-foot arrows in…

Cinematic Tension & Cinematography & Film Criticism & Filmmaking

Lensing for Character Perspective

From Travis Lee Ratcliff In this video essay I explore specific examples of how lensing can be used to create subjective perspective. Using lenses strategically is one of the most powerful tools at a filmmaker’s disposal for crafting psychology, imbuing images with richer visual meaning, and creating character perspective. Many new filmmakers struggle with the terminology and differences between various lenses, but overcoming that initial confusion can result in one of the biggest distinctions between the novice filmmaker and the…

Animated Features & Behind the Scenes & CG & Cinematography & Film Criticism & Filmmaking & Pete Doctor & Storytellers

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

What does your character WANT? What does your character NEED? Creating a story is often as much of a journey for the writer as it is for the characters. In this video I look at the writing process for Inside Out to examine how the powerful emotions in the film were inspired by the real-life experiences of the writers.…