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Boogie Nights boom operator

What a Boom Operator Does On a Movie Set


Here comes the boom mic.

Rear Window and classical hollywood storytelling

The Ins and Outs of Identifying Classical Hollywood Storytelling


Think of it as an “I Spy” puzzle but for the basic principles of classical era storytelling.

X Rating

The Brief and Scandalous History of the X Rating


What was its purpose and why was it so infamous? Let’s sneak a peek, shall we?

Gravity sound design

‘Gravity’ and the Line Between Realistic and Believable Sound Design


In sound cinema, the impression of silence is rarely…well, silent. Here’s a look at ‘Gravity’ to explain why.

Skyfall Movie Credits

The Beginner’s Guide to Deciphering Movie Credits


Here’s your one-stop beginner’s guide to deciphering the meaning, placement, and purpose of movie credits.

Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino Car Scenes

How Quentin Tarantino Shoots a Car Scene


Buckle up. Here’s a video essay on a type of scene that’s easily taken for granted.

The Matrix Slow Motion

How the Special Effect of Slow Motion Works


Here’s a breakdown of how slow motion went from a technological hurdle to an aesthetic choice.

In The Mood For Love World of Wong Kar Wai

How Camera Lenses Affect How We Identify with Characters


Here’s a video essay that looks at the suggestive, subtle psychological qualities of camera lenses.

Mad Max Movie Two Colors

Why Most Movies are Shot with Two Dominant Colors


Remember the orange and teal plague of the 2010s? Good times.