A comprehensive analysis of the tavern scene in Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West.
Did he really use telephoto lenses? A Study of the Focal Lengths Used by Akira Kurosawa
I show you how Mani Ratnam used camera angles and blocking to define and explain the friendship and rivalry between two friends in India’s finest feature film, Iruvar.
An analysis of the “finger gun” scene from Gran Torino.
I show you how Ridley Scott sets up the three dining area scenes – two at the beginning, and the third at a major plot point.
How does Steven Spielberg get such visually rich frames? Maybe it’s because he uses the “L System”.
A masterclass in blocking and camera movement from the great Jean Renoir, in Rules of the Game.
I go in-depth into how I’ve used the 10-step system to finding the best camera angles in my experimental short film, Fight Night.
The secret camera techniques from Donald Glover’s awesome music video.
An analysis of the climactic scene from Pather Panchali, by the great Satyajit Ray.