05.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Jackie Chan and the Art of Editing an Action Comedy Film

jackiechan-actioncomedy

Filmmaker Tony Zhou returns with another brilliant video for “Every Frame A Painting”, his on-going series of video essays on all things film. In this episode Tony breaks down the genius of Jackie Chan and the art of making a good action comedy. Chan has terrific insights into the proper way to cut together action, and the video illustrates how many of today’s editors and directors are ruining films with their editing and framing choices.

This video is for anyone who has tried to watch a Transformers film and had no idea what happened during any of the action sequences. If you’re a filmmaker, of any kind, this is required viewing. Watch the video below.


 

everyframeapainting.tumblr.com













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • vishal marapon

    that was soooo good!

  • Flick

    This is amazing. I had an editing teacher that told us to always cut on the action. I’ll always remember how effective this is in the future.

    • yea it’s counter intuitive as an editor actually

  • ninobenito

    very gooood…..

  • Awesome. Exactly nails everything I hate in most modern action films.

  • This guy’s videos are all insanely revealing. He sure knows his craft

  • Joe

    Such a great series – thanks for keeping us posted on these.





26.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara Photographs The Same Locations Repeatedly Over 40 Years

No heat, landlord in front of New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015

 

Photographer Camilo José Vergara has committed more than four decades of his life to his photographic archive project “Tracking Time”. Year after year he has returned to poor, minority communities around the United States to re-photograph them from the same vantage points. In 2013, Vergara was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was the first photographer ever to receive this honour.

See more images of his incredible project below.

Read More

26.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Miwon Yoon

Lovely work by Korean artist Miwon Yoon. See more images below.

Read More

26.05.17 by Staff

“Solo Together” by Artist Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown creates 150 ceramic replicas of those iconically cheap disposable red cups for her latest sculptural installation, inviting us to consider the complexity of the mundane and the temporality of togetherness. See more images from “Solo Together” below or on display at 10 Hanover gallery in London until June 8.

Read More

26.05.17 by Staff

“Light Barrier” by Artists Kimchi and Chips


An otherworldly audio-visual phenomenon by South Korean artists Kimchi and Chips (aka Mimi Son and Elliot Woods). Constructing an elaborate apparatus out of hundreds of projectors, mirrors and speakers the duo experiment with the materialization of objects from beams of light. Check out more images and video below!

Read More

26.05.17 by Jeff

?????????????????????

Every week we share a bunch of hand-picked content that doesn’t go up on Booooooom, and it’s just for our Secret Email Club members. You might like it! There’s only one way to find out: SIGN UP HERE. (it’s free)