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Friday, April 24, 2015

Cassavetes



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vimeo Hit Series ‘High Maintenance’ Leaving the Web for HBO

Another reason to create your own content:


HBO has acquired the popular online series, “High Maintenance,” which first launched on Vimeo in 2013 free of charge. Last year, creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld partnered with the streaming service to offer the second season exclusively via Vimeo On Demand, and it quickly became a top seller on the VOD service. For now, viewers can still watch the dramedy without paying for HBO, since the first 13 episodes are streaming free of charge and the most recent six episodes are available on demand for $2 each.
“For HBO to pick up the next season is a testament to this incredible show and we look forward to continuing to support it,” said Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

blocking and camera(inspired)

Yes - this clip is an amazing example of great blocking and use of camera. From the master Andrei Tarkovsky - a scene from Ivan's childhood.


A total of eight shots. The camera doesn't always move, but when it does, it does with purpose. The action of the characters is so intriguing. Engaging.  Her climbing the angled tree, then the kiss - straddling a wide gap in the earth. Incredible - and how the camera records this - moving down - to increase the tension.

It doesn't get better. Watch and learn. Character is action, action is character.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plWZqqVbr0

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

watch this amazing opening of a feature film

Walkabout has been on my must watch list for years, and I've finally made the plunge. What a unique experience. The photography is incredible, the story, the tone, the feel. Perhaps most striking is the editing.



Watch the opening - so unique, so engaging:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKWARDEyIuk