05.12.14 by Jeff

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

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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.

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Animation Continuously Morphs Through Popular Films

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Animator Chris Carboni created this terrific animation which continuously morphs through popular films. The piece is a music video for a band called Cruisr, but sorta feels completely unrelated to the music. I actually muted the video and listened to it with Flying Lotus’ Parisian Goldfish (much better). I expected to see a lot of classic films here but it was nice to see more recent films like Under The Skin included too. How many of the films can you recognize? Watch the animation below.

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14.09.14 by Jeff

14 Blockbuster Movies Recreated With Stock Footage

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14 blockbuster films re-created with stock footage, how many can you name? Watch “Scenes You’ve Seen” below!

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24.06.12 by Jeff

Educational films about bees by Isabella Rossellini

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I love Isabella Rossellini and these funny little educational films she’s created for Burt’s Bees! If by chance you are reading this I would love to work with you, Isabella!

Watch below!

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