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What if Man of Steel was IN COLOR?

VideoLab attempts to turn back time and restore the natural color & brightness in shots from DC's Man of Steel. Turns out there was a beautiful Zack Snyder m...
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How did Fast & Furious 7 become the fastest film to break the $1bn barrier?

How did Fast & Furious 7 become the fastest film to break the $1bn barrier? | Film Studies | Scoop.it
The latest release in the series, Fast & Furious 7, is breaking box-office records and the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. Not bad for a film whose star died two months into filming …
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Spike Jonze: The Aesthetics of Whimsy

Despite the fact that the look of his films often takes a back seat to bizarre stories and quirky characters, Spike Jonze has crafted a uniquely whimsical visual…
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The Thing's Defibrillator Chest Chomp - Art of the Scene

The defining characteristic of “The Thing” was that the Thing WASN’T defined - it could take on the form of any living thing - quite a demanding creature for...
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Alien Chestburster - Art of The Scene

A newborn Xenomorph bursting violently from John Hurt’s chest is one of the most iconic, and important, scenes in science fiction or horror movie history. A ...
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Fade to White

What does it mean when a film fades to white? When a film ends with the more traditional fade to black, there tends to be a sense of closure. On the other hand,…
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The Directors Series- David Fincher [2.1]

2.1- DAVID FINCHER- BAPTISM BY FIRE The first installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES' examination into the films and career of director David Fincher, covering his…
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Sofia Coppola's Dreamscapes

What defines the Sofia Coppola aesthetic? Is it the sublime use of soft and natural lighting? Is it the subtle pastels of the color pallet? Maybe the handheld camera…
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Days of Manhattan (2015)

[ educational & non-commercial ] Terrence Malick's rural DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978) and Woody Allen's urban MANHATTAN (1979) rank among my favorite opening voice-overs.…
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Bronson: A Subversion of the Conventions of the Prison Film

My first ever video essay, completed as part of a course at Glasgow University, taught by Ian Garwood. My topic is Nicolas Winding Refn's "Bronson". For educational…
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Raiders of The Lost Ark's Boulder - Art of the Scene

It’s one of the most iconic and engaging opening sequences in movie history, firmly establishing Indiana Jones, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg as blockbu...
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The Origins of Auteur Theory

Auteur - it's a favorite term of cinephiles around the world. But what exactly is Auteur Theory? In this Filmmaker IQ course we peel back pages of time and explore…
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The adult sympathies of The Breakfast Club

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Now 30 years old, John Hughes’ most beloved teen film is all about the kids. But it has more empathy for its grown-ups than those who grew ...
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Auteur in Space

Tarkovsky, Solaris, and the Unknown // Created for the British Film Institute (http://www.bfi.org.uk) // January 2015 Music: "Mychkine" by Tarkovsky Quartet &…
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Marvel Avenged: From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history

Marvel Avenged: From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history | Film Studies | Scoop.it
Fifteen years ago, Marvel had just escaped bankruptcy. This week, it could overtake Harry Potter as the biggest film franchise in history. How did the company turn around its fortunes?
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Tarantino's Extreme Close Ups

Part 2 of my upcoming 4 part Tarantino series. Quentin Tarantino is the master of the extreme close up and utilizes the technique for a variety of reasons. The…
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Fight Club - What’s the Difference?

Before Brad Pitt barked out the First Rule of Fight Club, people were talking about Fight Club: The novel by Chuck Palahniuk won a some awards, but the film ...
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The Rhythm of Editing

An analysis of the feature film Whiplash, that won an Oscar for best film editing. First video essay done for the Master of Visual & Digital Media at IE School…
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The Directors Series- David Fincher [2.2]

2.2- DAVID FINCHER- REDEMPTION & TRIUMPH The second installment of THE DIRECTORS SERIES' examination into the films and career of director David Fincher, covering…
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Whiplash: Sounds and Close-Ups

The Art of Close-Ups and Sounds in Whiplash. Director: Damien Chazelle DoP: Sharone Meir Sound: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley Music: Justin…
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Subconscious Cinema

"Hey, are you a dreamer? They say dreaming's dead. No one does it anymore. It’s not dead, it's just its been forgotten. I’m trying to change all that and I hope…
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First and Final Frames

What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening…
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The Discarded Image: Episode 01 - Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)

elcome to The Discarded Image. A new online video series that analyses and deconstructs well known pieces of cinema. In this episode we look at the beach scene…

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Top 10 VFX Innovations in the 21st Century!

Last time we talked about VFX, we covered everything up to the turn of the century, where bullet time and CGI were just starting to change the game. But movi...
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White male cinemagoers dominated US audience for top blockbusters in 2014

White male cinemagoers dominated US audience for top blockbusters in 2014 | Film Studies | Scoop.it
Top five highest-grossing releases were mostly seen by white men, according to new study, but Latino audiences continue to punch above their weight
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