Sunday, 26 February 2017

Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker is universally celebrated—and with good reason—but there is more to the character than his excellent performance. In this video Michael Tucker analyzes what makes The Joker the perfect antagonist for The Dark Knight.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Isao Takahata

Today's subject is the idea of a story filter or lens. Often utilized through genre, this idea is sometimes the very best method at getting to the heart of what your story is really about. So, let's explore that ideabut rather than through genrethrough animation. And let's use the work of one of the of form's greatest contemporary directors as our example.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

How To Film Thought

Evan Puschak walks us through an episode of Sherlock to open up the method used to convey thought.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

When Harry Met Sally

When Harry Met Sally takes the conventions of a classic from-hate-to-love story and flips them on their head, creating a unique and charming film.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Immersive Realism of Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli has consistently created the most compelling animated films I have ever seen, in part due to their immersive realism. Despite the fantasy and magic, Ghibli's films consistently feel tactile and realistic. In this video essay, we explore how Studio Ghibli consistently achieves immersive realism in their films.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks'

Evan Puschak takes us on a study of a famous painting.