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
Why is Rashomon the ultimate art film? And what really happened that afternoon – with clues from Kurosawa!
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 […]
Here is my analysis of the “Dawn of Man” sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Three ways in which the Camera can contribute in the joke. Examples from Deadpool.
Why Guillermo del Toro’s work is special, and how we can learn from it.
Is there a formula that applies to every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Turns out there is.
What can films about filmmaking teach us? You’d be surprised!
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.
Learn the cinematography and filmmaking techniques of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.