Topic of interest.

Seven Listening

Sounds Thrilling: The Sound Design of David Fincher


*keystrokes intensify*

Holy Motors Mo Cap

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


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

Rashomon Unreliable Narrators

‘Rashomon’ and the Thematic Power of Unreliable Narrators


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

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.