Filmmaking

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Seven Listening

Sounds Thrilling: The Sound Design of David Fincher

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*keystrokes intensify*

Holy Motors Mo Cap

Why Modern-Day Motion Capture Is A Lot Harder Than it Looks

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There is no “animate” button, it turns out.

Rashomon Unreliable Narrators

‘Rashomon’ and the Thematic Power of Unreliable Narrators

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The Woodcutter be like: Nah, it was dumber than that.

Boogie Nights boom operator

What a Boom Operator Does On a Movie Set

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Here comes the boom mic.

Rear Window and classical hollywood storytelling

The Ins and Outs of Identifying Classical Hollywood Storytelling

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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

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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

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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

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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

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