9.30.2014

Space Shuttle narrated by William Shatner

Andrei Tarkovsky

A Brief History of Time

Andrei Tarkovsky: A Poet in the Cinema

Steven Soderbergh's Silent, Black & White Raiders of the Lost Ark

From No Film School:
So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect. Wait, WHAT? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS? Well, I’m not saying I’m like, ALLOWED to do this, I’m just saying this is what I do when I try to learn about staging, and this filmmaker forgot more about staging by the time he made his first feature than I know to this day (for example, no matter how fast the cuts come, you always know exactly where you are—that’s high level visual math shit).

See it here. 

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9.29.2014

Paul Steinhardt on Richard Feynman

Rejecting Neorealism: Fellini and Antonioni

Speculative Everything - Anthony Dunne at Resonate 2013

FILM ARCHITECTURE Lectures #01

Eyes of Hitchcock