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):
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Thelma and Louise
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Man Who Wasn't There
Requiem for a Dream
The Tree of Life
The Hunger Games
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
All is Lost
The Sixth Sense
Born on the Fourth of July
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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
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.
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
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.