Nashtifan Windmills

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

In the village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, Mohammad Etebari serves as the last keeper of an ancient tradition. Now elderly, Etebari has dedicated his life to keeping the town’s few dozen historic windmills turning. LINK: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/nashtifan-iran-windmills/

FILM ANALYSIS: ONLINE VIDEO ESSAY LINKS AND SITES

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Video Essay Channels on YouTube: Every Frame a Painting Every Frame a Painting is dedicated to the analysis of film form and is the most popular video essayist on the Internet. Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement Nerdwriter1 This channel isn’t just movies, but his “Understanding Art” videos on movies are absolutely brilliant. If I need…

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F FOR FAKE: HOW TO STRUCTURE A VIDEO ESSAY

February 27, 2016 / 0 comments

If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us about structure. NO SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the…

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THE CHICKENING

February 26, 2016 / 0 comments

Classic Film Remix by Nick DenBoer & Davy Force. Official selection TIFF40 and Sundance 2016. Song on my soundcloud Website

FaceDirector: Continuous Control of Facial Performance

February 20, 2016 / 0 comments

We present a method to continuously blend between multiple facial performances of an actor, which can contain different facial expressions or emotional states. As an example, given sad and angry video takes of a scene, our method empowers a movie director to specify arbitrary weighted combinations and smooth transitions between the two takes in post-production….

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GILLIAMESQUE – TERRY GILLIAM’S PRE-POSTHUMOUS MEMOIR

February 18, 2016 / 0 comments

Terry Gilliam’s memoir is as unique as the man himself. Known for his work with Monty Python and as a director of films like Brazil, Time Bandits, and Twelve Monkeys, Gilliam’s work has always had a surreal quality that makes it instantly recognizable. His “Pre-posthumous Memoir” happily possesses a similar quality. Most authors would write…

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THE LAST JOB ON EARTH

February 18, 2016 / 0 comments

“Machines could take 50% of jobs in the next 30 years” Moshe Vardi, Professor of computer science, Rice University Meet Alice, holder of the last recognisable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world. ‘The Last Job on Earth’ is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable…

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WHICH WAY DID HE GO?: LATERAL CAMERA MOVEMENT IN FILM

February 16, 2016 / 0 comments

What’s the difference between moving left to right or right to left? The difference is everything. Let’s talk about movement, and why it means more than you’d think. Check out my Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/nowyouseeit?ty=h The Original Study: http://bit.ly/1LpK1k8 Cited: Egizii, Matthew L., James Denny, M.A., Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Ph.D., and Paul D. Skalski, Ph.D. “Which Way…

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‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’: KUBRICK’S PIONEERING ACHIEVEMENT AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FILMS EVER MADE

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Considering the fact we’re discussing a wondrous work of art continuously labeled as one the most significant and influential films ever made, it seems only befitting that the story behind the camera, of the laborious effort put into its production, matches the magnitude of the final product. It took Stanley Kubrick and his crew no…

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CENTRIPHONE

February 8, 2016 / 0 comments

After almost two years of tinkering and tweaking I finally achieved the result I was looking for No iPhones were harmed during the making of this video (I still use it everyday) A making of is in the works, make sure to Subscribe to my channel so you wont miss it https://goo.gl/CkHIyu More videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list……

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