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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.

Lord of the Rings Sound Design

The Sound Design of ‘The Lord of the Rings’


Turns out understanding how they designed the screams of the Nazg├╗l only makes them creepier.

Jaws Dolly Zoom

How Does the Dolly Zoom Work?


Here’s how cinematographers accomplish the disorienting trick also known as “the ‘Vertigo’ effect.”

accidents film

The Importance of Cinema’s Happy Accidents


Hey, accidents happen. Hopefully the cameras caught it.