1. 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).

    Music from:
    “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

    Iconography from "Famous Objects From Classic Movies."

    Footage from:
    00:04 Boogie Nights
    00:10 Sunset Boulevard
    00:11 2001: A Space Odyssey
    00:11 Black Swan
    00:12 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    00:13 Inception
    00:20 Ghostbusters
    00:26 Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
    00:29 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    00:30 Ed Wood
    00:43 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    00:46 Big
    00:47 Rushmore
    00:48 Gattaca
    00:50 Pulp Fiction
    00:50 The Hundred Foot Journey
    00:51 The Hundred Foot Journey
    00:52 Pulp Fiction
    00:53 The Breakfast Club
    00:54 Terminator 2
    00:55 Boogie Nights
    00:55 Money Ball
    00:57 Whiplash
    00:58 Saving Private Ryan
    01:01 2001: A Space Odyssey
    01:11 2001: A Space Odyssey
    01:17 American Beauty
    01:23 The Usual Suspects
    01:25 Jurassic Park
    01:28 Forrest Gump
    01:31 Lawrence Of Arabia
    01:35 The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
    01:38 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    01:40 The Bicycle Thief
    01:42 The Maltese Falcon
    01:47 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    01:50 The Dark Knight
    01:53 The Dark Knight
    01:59 Fight Club
    02:03 Pulp Fiction
    02:08 Rain Man
    02:13 Mommie Dearest
    02:18 Cast Away
    02:24 Citizen Kane
    02:31 The Red Balloon
    02:36 Aliens
    02:44 Blade Runner
    02:58 Citizen Kane
    03:03 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    03:06 Christmas Story
    03:08 The Prestige
    03:10 The Gods Must Be Crazy
    03:17 Inception
    03:20 The Prestige
    03:23 Juno
    03:25 Back To The Future Part II
    03:27 Magnolia
    03:30 The Red Balloon
    03:34 The Sixth Sense
    03:39 2001: A Space Odyssey
    03:45 The Godfather
    03:48 The Godfather Part II
    03:49 The Godfather
    03:51 The Godfather Part II
    03:53 The Godfather
    03:55 The Godfather
    04:01 The Shining
    04:11 Memento
    04:19 Interstellar
    04:29 Memento
    04:41 Police Story
    04:48 Pulp Fiction
    04:56 Say Anything
    04:59 The Godfather
    05:05 The Shining
    05:07 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    05:08 The Goonies
    05:13 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    05:20 Batman
    05:32 Pulp Fiction
    05:40 Seven
    05:47 Rear Window
    05:53 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Man From The South
    06:01 The Untouchables
    06:07 Fight Club
    06:12 The Dark Knight
    06:14 Back To The Future
    06:17 Signs
    06:20 Jurassic Park
    06:24 Aliens
    06:27 Jaws
    06:33 It's A Wonderful Life
    06:39 The Gold Rush
    06:42 Office Space
    06:45 Annie Hall
    06:47 The Breakfast Club
    06:48 The Breakfast Club
    06:57 Mary Poppins
    07:00 The Wizard Of Oz
    07:03 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    07:07 The Shawshank Redemption
    07:14 The Karate Kid
    07:17 The Avengers
    07:20 Superman: The Movie
    07:22 The Manchurian Candidate
    07:26 The Matrix
    07:30 Jurassic Park
    07:34 Saving Private Ryan
    07:40 Dog Day Afternoon
    07:42 The Apartment
    07:44 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    07:48 The Shining
    07:52 The Breakfast Club
    07:54 Singin In The Rain
    07:57 Mary Poppins
    07:59 Taxi Driver
    08:09 Scarface
    08:11 Terminator 2
    08:14 Dirty Harry
    08:25 No Country For Old Men
    08:31 Kingsman: The Secret Service
    08:34 There Will Be Blood
    08:37 Rear Window
    08:41 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    08:43 Ghostbusters
    08:44 The Shining
    08:46 Titanic
    08:48 Back To The Future Part II
    08:50 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
    08:54 Poltergeist
    08:56 The Grand Budapest Hotel
    08:58 The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
    09:01 Titanic
    09:03 Citizen Kane
    09:07 The Usual Suspects
    10:01 Risky Business

    “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.”
    -Anton Chekhov

    Full transcript can be found here: raging-cinema.tumblr.com/post/131987929538/a-look-at-the-hidden-power-of-film-props-and-how

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  2. The concept for For the main title sequence for Netflix Original Series, Narcos, was shaped through discussions with show creators and extensive research into the histories of Narcos trafficking. With the beautiful title track - Rodrigo Amarante’s “Tuyo” - as a starting point, the desire was to bring an authenticity to the visuals that complemented the themes and mood of the show.

    Using a vibrant palette and seamlessly blending the worlds of created and curated imagery, a voyeuristic and sensual aesthetic was developed, that merged the visual languages of reportage and the lavish excess of the time.

    Directing a team of designers, animators and VFX artists, shot plates were united with design and animation, then layered with archival photography, typography, and visual effects. Sources varied wildly in origin and quality. Difficult to obtain shots were either sourced or painstakingly re-created. It included high speed footage and 5K plates shot on location in Bogota, Colombia and LA, and film and video archival imagery - including photography that was sourced in person from the vaults of Escobar's personal photographer "El Chino”.

    Client: Gaumont International / Netflix
    Creative Director: Tom O’Neill
    Lead Animator/Compositor: David Badounts
    CG/Design Lead: Joshua Smith
    Editor: Nik Kleverov
    Producer: Paul Makowski
    Live Action Producer: Chad Stanley

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  3. Shot By Shot
    Film : Jaws
    Director : Steven Spielberg

    Scene Breakdowns : Brody wakes up and leaves 2:10 - Brody and Cassidy discover Chrissie's remnants 5:25 - Brody at the office 7:55 - Brody goes downtown 9:20 - Shark attacks 11:20 - The Town Meeting 16:35 - Brody Hooper and Vaughn 22:40 - Brody Hooper and Quint 27:30 - Brody and Ellen say goodbye 31:05

    Special Thanks to Mitchell Rose (mitchellrose.com) who kindly corrected the typos

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  4. Directors Dan Gregoras and Jeremy Cox explore the careful art of bomb-making and social planning in this main title sequence for WGN’ America's Manhattan. Set in Los Alamos in 1943, Manhattan chronicles the lives and families of the scientists building the world’s deadliest weapon, and exposes a world full of secrets and consequences.

    Designed & Produced by: Imaginary Forces (IF)
    IF Creative Director: Dan Gregoras
    IF Art Director: Jeremy Cox
    IF Executive Producer: Gabriel Marquez
    IF Producer: Jon Hassell
    IF Designer: Griffin Frazen
    IF Animator: Sekani Solomon
    IF Cel Animator: Peter Ahern
    IF Editor: Karl Amdal
    IF Additional Design: Audrey Davis, Tim Haldeen

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  5. This is a compilation of mostly simple things I see in a lot of tutorials that help to make motion graphics look better. Not a recipe so much as a list of ingredients you might want to consider using. I always wished I had something like this when I first started making motion graphics, so I thought some beginners out there could benefit from it.

    Full blog post and breakdown here: http://www.derek-lieu.com/2014/04/26/25-simple-tricks-for-better-motion-graphics/

    Music: "Inner Animal" by Scattle from the Hotline Miami Soundtrack (http://scattle.bandcamp.com/track/inner-animal)

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