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David Fincher The Other Way…

 

In the newest video essay for Tony Zhou’s “Every Frame a Painting” series, Zhou details SOME of the many filmmaking trademark characteristics of “David Fincher The Other Way is Wrong”. Nominated for two Oscars®, Fincher is probably best known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Seven, Fight Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. He is also the filmmaker behind numerous music videos for The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sting, Iggy Pop, The Wallflowers, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood, The Motels and recently A Perfect Circle. From Zhou’s description:
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Making Magic

 

David Anderson has edited together the short montage “Making Magic” to highlight how quotes and scenes in film create memorable, inspiring and often powerful moments. The filmmaker’s statement:
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Robin Williams In Motion

 

The new video essay by Tony Zhou “Robin Williams In Motion” is both a tribute to the talent of Williams and the “encyclopedia of ways that an actor can express himself through movement” and refined excellence in collaborating with the directors. For filmmakers, it’s also a study in blocking, directing and editing to get the story on screen. From Zhou’s description:
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ROYGBIV A Pixar Supercut

 

Rishi Kaneria created “ROYGBIV A Pixar Supercut” – a video compilation of Pixar moments – to explore their masterful use of color. ROYGBIV is the acronym for prominent colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet in the Pixar animated films…you’ll see their dominant role in each of the films in the video. Return to Thumbnail View.
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Chicago The Great American City

 

“Chicago The Great American City” is a short video essay highlighting the look and feel of Chicago – “this is the city that America wants to be…every shade of red, white and blue.” Capturing the architecture, sculpture, skyline, neighborhoods and people of Chicago in rich black and white, the short film tours through the heart of one of America’s greatest cities.
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Action Women Movie Montage

 

“Action Women Movie Montage” is a short video montage created by Clara Darko highlighting women in 61 action roles. The role of women in action hero film roles has a grand heritage and powerful future with stars like Scarlett Johannson, Zoe Saldana, Shailene Woodley, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence in recent power women roles. Clara Marko’s montage largely focuses on roles that are not super-heroine by avoiding super-powered characters like Jean Grey, Storm, Elastigirl and Liz Sherman. Marko also did not include any animated characters. From Marko’s description:
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Malick Fire and Water

 

“Malick Fire and Water” is a video essay by kogonada, a filmmaker and regular contributor to Sight & Sound. His projects have been featured on NPR, The Atlantic, Canal+ and Der Spiegel, and have screened internationally. Malick Fire and Water juxtaposes scenes from the movies of Terrence Malick, finding interesting visual, thematic, textural, shapes, movement, camera angles, framing and other correlations between scenes with fire and scenes with water, his visual obsessions.
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