Mar 2, 2016

[Movies] Every Frame A Painting

And while I don't claim to be any sort of movie expert, I am quite the enthusiast. I love movies and my love of movies has resulted in me putting a fair amount of thought into what makes a movie good or otherwise. And as much as beauty is the eye of the beholder, there's still a bit of a science to this craft as well. Or at the very least, there are common threads between many of the movies that I've come to love.

Every Frame A Painting is a great resource of trying to better understand the very structure of movies and to think about what makes great and what makes a lot of the current stock of flicks out there feel rather lackluster and disappointing. These videos speak to me on a different level and I've learned a lot as well.

Sure, you may not necessarily agree with what he has to say about movies, but at least he gives you something to think about.

Every Frame A Painting exists as a YouTube channel, a Vimeo Channel and of course a Patreon account, among others. The channels provide a collection of video essays on movies by Tony Zhou, a filmmaker in Vancouver, Canada. Of course each video has a particular theme, typically built around a certain filmmaker or maybe just a style of shot. It's really great stuff.

To get you started, here are a few favorites:

Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy

Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy

Drive (2011) - The Quadrant System

Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement

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