“...profile shots generally give you the least amount of information about your characters because you cannot make "eye contact" with them and therefore are removed from a more direct form of evaluation.
However, there are certainly times when you want to keep your characters' intentions or emotions cloaked from your audience: interrogation scenes, standoffs, unreliable narrators and confused characters come to mind.”
-Jon Thorn, January 15th 2013, 12:45 PM, DVXuser Forum.
Edited by Rishi Kaneria (@rishikaneria)
Music: “Snare Liftoff” from Whiplash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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*Note: Certain shots have been scaled, rotated or mirrored from their original format to create the effect seen in this video.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FINE BLOGS FOR FEATURING THIS VIDEO:
A look at the hidden power of film props.
And how filmmakers use the everyday (and not so everyday) objects in their scenes to enhance cinematic storytelling.
Written, edited, & narrated by Rishi Kaneria (@rishikaneria).
“Baba O Riley” by the Who
“Kid-A” by Punch Brothers
“Rabbit In Your Headlights” by Unkle
“Where is my mind” by Vitamin String Orchestra
“Magic” by Mick Smiley
“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone
“Intermezzo” by Pietro Mascagni
“Monkey Fight Snake” by the Bombay Royale
“I Hung My Head” by Johnny Cash
“The Thing That Made You” by Dan Romer
"Once There Was a Hushpuppy" by Dan Romer
“If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”
Four years after his passing, we still haven't quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.
For further reading/viewing, I highly recommend:
Andrew Osmond's book "Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist" (my major source) amzn.com/1933330740
Kristin Thompson's essay on match cuts & graphic matches http://bit.ly/1x960Em
And this tumblr with an excellent name fuckyeahsatoshikon.tumblr.com/
Susumu Hirasawa - Meditational Field
Susumu Hirasawa - Chiyoko's Theme
Susumu Hirasawa - A Drop Filled with Memories
Focusing is a powerful technique in color grading. In this video tutorial I share with you in FCP X how to bring attention to your talent or object of focus by using shape masks. It's adds that nice finishing touch after all your other grading to make your images "pop!"