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The Marvel Cinematic Language Explained

Is there a formula that applies to every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Turns out there is.

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Welles vs Soderbergh: Masters of Modern Low Budget Filmmaking

How two masters of cinema changed their style of filmmaking to a low budget style – with different results.

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Filmmaking and Cinematography techniques of Kagemusha, by Akira Kurosawa

Kagemusha is one of the greatest movies ever made, and only one of the tens of great movies Kurosawa made in his illustrious career. In this video I go through the filmmaking and cinematography techniques Akira Kurosawa used to realize his grand vision. Further viewing: Focal lengths used by Akira Kurosawa Analysis of Rashomon

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Rashomon | How to Make an Art Film + Solution to the Mystery

Why is Rashomon the ultimate art film? And what really happened that afternoon – with clues from Kurosawa!

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The Secrets of the Slasher Film

Here’s my first video of 2019, the secrets to a great slasher film: The problem with the old definition of a slasher film According to Google: From the above definition, you get two important characteristics: It must be a horror film, and The attacker must attack with a knife or razor. I find this definition […]

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Pure Cinema: 2001: A Space Odyssey “Dawn of Man” Sequence

Here is my analysis of theĀ “Dawn of Man” sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Deadpool: How the Camera can Tell a Joke

Three ways in which the Camera can contribute in the joke. Examples from Deadpool.

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Guillermo del Toro: How to Master World Building

Why Guillermo del Toro’s work is special, and how we can learn from it.

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What Filmmakers Can Learn from Films about Filmmaking

What can films about filmmaking teach us? You’d be surprised!

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John Carpenter: How to Master Single Location Filmmaking

What can cash-starved filmmakers do to make their locations look a lot better than they are? Here are some solid ideas from the master of single locations: John Carpenter.