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The Unsung Art Form of Color Grading

1 hour ago

By Jacob Oller

I give this video an A+. olor grading is one of those aspects of film that people in the industry take for granted and the people watching the movies don’t know exists. Establishing a black balance across multiple shots that may not be lit by the cinematographer the exact same way or fine tuning the […]

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Sink In Your Claws: ‘Cat People’ as Meshwork

2 hours ago

By Jacob Oller

Surreal narratives meet logical ones in a menagerie of madness. at People is a movie of preconception and assumption – one that tasks its audience and characters with choosing to believe (or not) its central character’s claims. Much of the film argues for the dreamlike state of the proceedings despite the narrative pushing forward despite […]

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The Evolution of Pixar: From ‘Toy Story’ to ‘Coco’

7 hours ago

By Jacob Oller

The animation groundbreakers are still plugging away. hen Pixar Animation Studios made Toy Story they were innovators of form. Then they became innovators of story. Now, three franchises deep with the Incredibles sequel underway, the studio is struggling to remember where its strengths lie. With Coco, the company seems to be embracing the big heart […]

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The Arid Hilarity of Hal Ashby’s ‘Being There’

21 November 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The political satire of the Hal Ashby classic is now depressingly desirable. irector Hal Ashby and the Coen Brothers share much of their comedy DNA. Both parties enjoy making situations as dry as possible before sprinkling in a zesting of the absurd to reassure the audience that the only crazy thing here…is everything. In Ashby’s […]

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Cut Me: The Surgical Editing of ‘Raging Bull’

21 November 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Scorsese’s boxing epic owes it all to the edit. irector Martin Scorsese has worked with editor Thelma Schoonmaker for four decades, resulting in editing Oscar wins for three of their movies: The Departed, The Aviator, and, the one that cemented the pair’s working relationship, Raging Bull. The meticulous sports opus is one of the most […]

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Trailer Trash: What Got Cut From ‘Justice League’

21 November 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

There were whole movies that disappeared from trailer to release. fter a personal tragedy, director Zack Snyder stepped down from helming Justice League and handed production off to Joss Whedon. The ensuing co-creation is a perfect case study for understanding directorial vision and working creative needs into films while grappling with the demands of a […]

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CGI’s Manifest Destiny: Leaving the Uncanny Valley

20 November 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

We can’t blur out Superman’s mustache, but we can do a lot of other things. t’s 2017 and computer graphics have gotten so close to what we see every day that the term photorealistic is now aptly applied to animation of all kinds. Leaps and strides towards this strange goal have been taken since animation’s […]

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M As In Mirror: The Self-Examination of ‘M’

20 November 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Fritz Lang’s first talkie concerned how we deal with evil. n 1931, evil and how to solve it in practical terms was the realm of philosophy and the “high” art forms like literature. But director Fritz Lang tackled the subject with guns blazing and sound design whistling in his thriller M. Peter Lorre’s serial child killer […]

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The Persistence of Vision: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Auterism

20 November 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Selfishness in direction, but in the best possible way. irector Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most predominant examples of a modern auteur working today. His films, including Inherent Vice, The Master, There Will Be Blood, and Boogie Nights, are all inextricably his. Figuring out how to put his imagination on screen is the […]

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