VideoEssay

A Tribute to Punching in Movies

„Cinematic violence has existed for almost as long as cinema itself, and for all the millions of violent acts portrayed on screen, there is probably none more common than the punch.“

Recreating the Loot Train Attack from Game of Thrones

Bevor Sascha den neuen Wowcast gleich postet: Nerdwriter nimmt die „Loot Train Attack“ aus Game of Thrones aka „Giant Frankenstein Monster Battle“ auseinander:

Video Essay: How Does Horror Comedy Work?

Great video essay by Patrick Willems:

Evil and the Triple Dead

Not 1 but 2 video-essays about the Evil Dead-Series. Join us! A documentary exploring 'The Evil Dead' from Conception to Creation and Reception to Aftermath.

Storytelling with Sound

„Cinematic sound isn't limited to explosions, musical cues, or the Wilhelm scream. Let's take a few minutes and explore a more theoretical and storytelling-oriented approach to on-screen sound.“

The Dolly Zoom

„The Dolly Zoom is a bizarre cinematic effect, and it can do a lot more than just make you dizzy. Let's take a look at some famous instances of the dolly zoom, see what they accomplish, and explore how it teaches a lot of principles of filmmaking.“ Vor drei Jahren von Vashi Nedomansky: Evolution of…

How Genres change: Superhero Movies Get Old

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: John G. Cawelti, "Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films" (PDF) Jean-Christophe Cloutier, A Country for Old Men: "Unforgiven", "The Shootist", and the Post-Heyday Western Cinema Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Summer 2012), pp. 110-129

David Fincher - Invisible Details

„A look at the hidden visual effects work of David Fincher's filmography.“

Inequality and the enduring Propheticism of John Carpenters „They Live“

„John Carpenter's cult classic THEY LIVE (1988) was certainly a movie for its moment. It's also quite resonant today...and probably will be for the foreseeable future.“ Es gibt übrigens noch TheyLive-Nerdcore-Shirts in fast allen Größen --> CONSUME!

Whiplash Insights

„Damien Chazelle, writer and director of 'Whiplash' and 'La La Land', narrates his process of turning an award-winning short into an award-winning feature and how most films would do just fine without their endings. […] This video combines excerpts from the two audio commentary tracks available on the home release of 'Whiplash' with visual demonstrations…

Pulp Fiction sans Dialogue

Neue Videoserie von Cinemabreak: A Silent Story. Im ersten Teil erzählen sie die drei Storys (Vincent Vega & Marcellus Wallace Wife, The Gold Watch, The Bonnie Situation) aus Tarantinos Pulp Fiction ohne Gewaltausbrüche oder Dialoge. Wie Mario „Musicless“ Wienerroither, nur halt mit Film. Sure, why not. (via Martin) Do you imagine Pulp Fiction without dialogues?…

Akira: How To Animate Light

Hübscher neuer Clip von Evan „Nerdwriter“ Puschak (Patreon) über Akira und animiertes Licht:

Giallo 101

Hübsches Video-Essay von Indietrix über das italienische Giallo-Subgenre, dessen Name von Crime-Pulps des Mondatori-Verlages stammt (unten ein paar Cover). Giallo is a genre of horror from Italy, predominantly in the 70s. Masters like Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento and Mario Bava did their best work on these films, which combine sexuality, violence and gorgeous colour together…

David Lynch - The Elusive Subconscious

Schönes neues Video-Essay von Lewis Bond aka Channel Criswell (Patreon), 20 Minuten über David Lynch: Und apropos Lynch: Grade erschien der Trailer zur neuen Doku David Lynch: The Art Life. „Sickness, corruption, fear in the air: It was so good for me“.

The Origins of Bugs Bunny

Der hervorragende Kaptain Kristian (Patreon) über Bugs Bunny:

Video-Essay: Lars von Trier – Deconstructing Cinema

Tolles neues Video-Essay von Lewis Bond über das Kino Lars von Triers. Lewis Bond auf Nerdcore: Color In Storytelling Stanley Kubrick - The Cinematic Experience Video-Essay: Composition In Storytelling

David Cronenbergs Mad Doctors

Tolles Video-Essay mit wunderbar passender Erzählstimme über die irren Wissenschaftler aus Cronenbergs frühen Bodyhorror-Filmen. A video essay demonstrating the connection between the use of mad doctor characters and the genre of body horror in the work of David Cronenberg. Films featured: Stereo (1969), Crimes of the Future (1970), Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977), The Brood (1979),…

Color Psychology Supercut

Hübscher Supercut von Lilly Mtz-Seara: Color Psychology. (via Boing Boing)

A History of Horror

Hübscher Horror-Supercut von Diego Carrera: „1 year = 1 film. 'A History of Horror' is a video essay which proposes a timeline of influential and aesthetically beautiful horror movies around the world since 1895 until 2016.“

Stanley Kubrick - The Cinematic Experience

Channel Criswell hat sein Video-Essay Stanley Kubrick - The Cinematic Experience wieder online gestellt: With a firm message planted, every film Kubrick made had a distinct, unflinching focus. Everything from character design to actor movement was orchestrated with straight-laced precision. Everything was concentrated under strict attention. Everything had meaning. And when everything has a purpose…

Video-Essay: The American Dream in Film

Schönes Video-Essay von Fandor: The American Dream in Film – As the man said, ‘America’s not a country. It’s just a business.’ (via Playlist) Film theorist Robin Wood’s seminal essay “Ideology, Genre, Auteur” advocates an all-encompassing approach to criticism. In the essay, Wood refuses to plant his methodological flag in any of the prevailing theoretical…

Harry Frankfurts „On Bullshit“ shortfilm'd

Hübscher Kurzfilm von Christian Britten und James Nee über Harry Frankfurts On Bullshit: „Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller 'On Bullshit'. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before. BULLSHIT! aims to further our…

Calvin & Hobbes – Art Before Commerce

Hübscher Video-Essay von Kaptain Kristian (Patreon) über die zeitlose Awesomeness von Calvin & Hobbes und die kompromisslose Haltung von Bill Watterson, die das Comic zu einem der besten Strips aller Zeiten machte. (via Martin)

The Eyes of Taxi Driver

Hübsches Video-Essay über Scorseses Erzähltechniken in „Taxi Driver“: The Eyes of Taxi Driver.

Joel & Ethan Coen - Shot | Reverse Shot

Tolles neues Film-Essay aus Tony Zhous „Every Frame a Painting“-Reihe: „How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut back and forth? Today, I consider…