Published on Dec 2, 2013
This is a short video-essay examining Martin Scorsese's films. It shows how Scorsese has used cinema's grammar and vocabulary to expand its expressive force. Irrespective of the many genres within which he has worked, Scorsese harnesses such disciplines as colour, black & white, aspect-ratios, tracking shots, slow-motion, freeze-frame and whip-pans, not to mention voice-over, music and jump-cuts to fully realise cinema's expressive force. Scorsese uses these to present his one overriding theme.
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"And I think that’s part of the obsession, is being able to contain it. Because if obsession is not contained, then it becomes erratic, scattered, negative, the positive energy can flip into the negative. I know all too well, ‘cause I spent a lot of time there. "
The Balance of Dark and Light is a micro exploration into the life and work of Ron Pippin who for the last 30 years has made it his one goal - to create.
Director: Stephen Schuster
DP: Guillermo Lecuona
Editor: Kirk M. Smith
Re-Recording Mixer: Tony Crowe
Production Audio: Stewart Schuster
"Bane" and "Bending Time"
Courtesy of Hymen Records
written and composed by Guillermo Silberstein
Publisher: Smash Haus Music Group
In this quick VFX breakdown, visual effects artist, Mary Poplin shows how she used mocha Pro for PROXiMITY (A Short Film by Ryan Connolly of Film Riot).
During the film a leg shackle fell off an actor during filming. The director, turned to Mary Poplin of Imagineer Systems for help in removing this unwanted object from the scene. Mary used mocha Pro and Photoshop to roto, track and clean up the shot.