1. What does it mean when a film fades to white? When a film ends with the more traditional fade to black, there tends to be a sense of closure. On the other hand, ending with the much less common fade to white seems to create a sense of ambiguity. When not used at the end of a film, fades to white are often used to express disorientation and euphoria, among many other similar sensations. Here is a look at a variety of films that utilize the fade to white for a variety of purposes.
    MUSIC: "Für Alina" by Arvo Pärt
    Films used (in order of appearance):
    The Fountain
    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
    Black Swan
    Thelma and Louise
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    We Need to Talk About Kevin
    Brideshead Revisited
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Man Who Wasn't There
    Vantage Point
    Requiem for a Dream
    The Tree of Life
    The Hunger Games
    Solaris (1972)
    Sunshine (2007)
    Vanilla Sky
    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    The Machinist
    All is Lost
    Layer Cake
    The Sixth Sense
    Born on the Fourth of July
    Total Recall

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  2. Nick and Mia meets for the first time. They know nothing about each other and seem to know everything about everyone else. But sometimes the less you know, the better...

    Nominated for Czech Academy Award 2012 (Czech Lion)
    Cannes Court Métrage
    Visegrad Shorts On Tour - Best Picture
    Les Enfants Terribles - Press Jury Prize
    Show Me Shorts (Academy Awards accredited) - Best International Film Finalist
    Dresden Film Fest - Jury Special mention
    Gijon IFF (Academy Awards accredited) - Official selection
    Klapka 2013 - Best Picture, Best Screenplay
    Badalona IFF - Official Selection
    Fresh Film Fest - Fresh Czech Official Selection
    MFSF 2012 - Official Selection
    AIFF 2012 - Official Selection
    Golden Anteaters - Masters of Short Form - Official Selection

    Written by: Matias Caruso
    DOP: Colin Lee
    Sound: Samuel Jurkovic
    Edit: Filip Vesely
    Cast: Heejin Jung, Woogun Park

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  3. If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and appreciation of one of our finest comedic voices.

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    For further reading/viewing, I highly recommend
    David Bordwell's essay on funny framings: davidbordwell.net/blog/2007/04/30/funny-framings/
    And David Chen's video essay on Wright's use of close-ups: vimeo.com/85311313
    And Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal: youtube.com/watch?v=ohJtvuCAsp4

    Sex Bob-omb - We Are Sex Bob-omb
    Primal Scream - Loaded
    Tubthumper - Kick Out the Jams
    Rob Viktum- 4/17/75
    Pete Woodhead & Daniel Mudford - You've Got Red on You / Shaun of the Dead Suite
    DJ Shadow - Why Hip Hop Sucks in '96

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  4. If you’ve ever seen a movie, you’ve seen opening titles of some kind. Opening credits have existed pretty much since the beginning of moving pictures, and they are as varied as the films themselves.
    “THE FILM before THE FILM” is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film.
    This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space.

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    Nora Thös, Damian Pérez

    Animation & Cut:
    Nora Thös, Damian Pérez

    Text & Translation:
    Nora Thös, Christian Mahler

    Sound & Dubbing:
    Damian Pérez

    Proofreading & Voice:
    Demetrius Papadakis

    Christian Mahler, Daniel Wangen

    Special Thanks to:
    Ian Albinson for his suggestions and corrections.
    Art of the Title for the wide range of opening titles.

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