Posts Tagged ‘Film (Media Genre)’

VIDCON acquired by VIACOM? Old Media Recognizes New Media Value

VIDCON.  In what could only be seen as a massive irony, Viacom has acquired the Vidcon Online Video Convention entity.    One may or may not recall that Viacom sued Google and Youtube at one point about copyright infringement.  But now the traditional media conglomerate has recognized that new online Media – centered around the…

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The Shifting Film Landscape: CGI going overboard?

CGI or VFX have become a crutch for many filmmakers.  They have chosen spectacle over substance.  In this article, they discuss the ten reasons why CGI is getting worse not better.   This last weekend, Hollywood Box Office has fallen off a cliff, expecting its worst summer yet.   The reasons for the drop off…

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French New Wave Changed Cinema – FilmmakingWithaCalculator!

The Techniques associated with French New Wave Filmmaking were improvisation, low cost equipment, shots which defied conventional tracking shot systems, i.e., handheld as well as the minimal setup time to achieve a film with an Improvised Feel. From Wikipedia: The New Wave (French: La Nouvelle Vague) is a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late…

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A Method to Martin Scorsese’s MADNESS – Frame By Frame

SUBSCRIBE & join the Film Theorists! ►► Frame by Frame: Crimson Peak ►► Film Theory: Seinfeld's DEADLY Envelopes ► Today Kyle is talking about the man, the myth, the Martin Scorsese! – one of the most prolific filmmakers that ever lived. From Taxi Driver to Goodfellas, how does he continually put out masterpiece after masterpiece?…

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How Terminator Defined Action Movies – Frame By Frame

SUBSCRIBE & join the Film Theorists! ►► Film Theory: Hitman Bullet Proof Skin! ► Did You Know: Jurassic Park! ► We all know that The Terminator and Terminator 2 are icons in the 80's and 90's action movie canon, but are we sure they're actually ACTION movies? Believe it or not, there's a pretty strict…

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Cocaine and Camera Angles, How to Shoot a Drug Trip – Frame By Frame

SUBSCRIBE & join the Film Theorists! ►► How to shoot scary scenes ► The secrets of ACTION movies! ► Subjectivity is when the camera enters into the mind of the character, showing what they're seeing…experiencing. So how does a director show their character going into a drug-fueled mania? Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro give…

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