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
Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let's see how he does it. (Note: to see the names of the films, press the CC button!)
The 9 Principles of Action Comedy
1. Start with a DISADVANTAGE
2. Use the ENVIRONMENT
3. Be CLEAR in your shots
4. Action & Reaction in the SAME frame
5. Do as many TAKES as necessary
6. Let the audience feel the RHYTHM
7. In editing, TWO good hits = ONE great hit
8. PAIN is humanizing
9. Earn your FINISH
Attention Filmmakers! If you are sitting around, twiddling your thumbs, waiting for that perfect budget to fund your movie, look no further! Seriously, stop looking. It's time to quit procrastinating and use that crafty mind of yours to make your movie. As long as you have a camera, a friend, and an idea, you're ready to get started.
A shot-by-shot investigation of the three-way standoff at the climax of Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, revealing mathematical patterns, images of thought, and pure musical rhythm.
A video essay by Max Tohline, 2013. Dedicated to the editors, Eugenio Alabiso and Nino Baragli.
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