What is Jojo Rabbit About? Synopsis, Quotes, & Video Analysis

Director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit was the anti-hate satire that many felt was needed at this precise point in history. Modern-day intolerance was challenged through the lens of a period piece comedy with a big heart. What is Jojo Rabbit about? We’ll start with a synopsis before jumping into our Jojo Rabbit analysis and how Waititi… Continue reading What is Jojo Rabbit About? Synopsis, Quotes, & Video Analysis

What is Bollywood — Top Examples from India’s Movie Industry

There is no film industry in the world that is more prolific than that of the Indian cinema. Each year, upwards of a thousand films are released in India. Unlike Hollywood, Indian cinema encompasses different languages from a swath of regions, the largest of which is those of the Hindi-language from what we now refer… Continue reading What is Bollywood — Top Examples from India’s Movie Industry

Dogme 95 — Rules, Manifesto and Films of a Radical Experiment

By the 1990’s, filmmakers worldwide were starting to resent the direction that cinema was going in. From Hollywood to Bollywood to nearly every other “wood” in between, big-budget movies were taking over the landscape of film. In response, Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, and Thomas Vinterberg created Dogme 95, a radical… Continue reading Dogme 95 — Rules, Manifesto and Films of a Radical Experiment

The Irishman Scene Breakdown — How Martin Scorsese Opens an Epic

By now, you’ve heard the jokes. One Netflix user timestamped The Irishman scene by scene so people could watch it as a mini-series. Others have recommended Martin Scorsese’s 209-minute epic to pass the time amidst the coronavirus outbreak: To survive months in isolation, just watch it once! We get it: The Irishman is long. Such… Continue reading The Irishman Scene Breakdown — How Martin Scorsese Opens an Epic

Best Animated Movies of All Time — From Aardman to Zootopia

Animation BasicsOpen menu What is Animation What is Pre-Production in Animation What Does an Animator Do What is Cel Animation What is Pixilation Animation What is Tweening in Animation What is Anime What is Claymation What are Keyframe What is Persistence of Vision What is Stop Motion Animation What is Rotoscope Animation What is Character… Continue reading Best Animated Movies of All Time — From Aardman to Zootopia

Christopher Nolan: Directing Tips and Quotes from Nolan’s Interviews

Best Nolan MoviesNolan’s Directing StyleNolan Directing Tips Nolan’s CirclesNolan’s Shot List How do you learn from a director like Christopher Nolan? You can watch his films, or listen to the points he makes during filmmaking interviews.  We took the best Christopher Nolan quotes from various interviews. Then we compiled a video with examples from his… Continue reading Christopher Nolan: Directing Tips and Quotes from Nolan’s Interviews

What is German Expressionism in Film? Defining the Style

When countries are at war, every industry within them is also under attack. Or at the very least, is vulnerable to change. After WW1, German films became stranger and quite a bit darker. The control of the government banning foreign films also aided to their isolation. From there, German Expressionism was born. But what is… Continue reading What is German Expressionism in Film? Defining the Style

Cooke Cinema Lenses: Breaking Down the “Cooke Look”

Types of LensesOpen menu Lens Basics Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) What is a 50mm Lens Good For 35mm vs 50mm Lenses Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) Specialty LensesOpen menu What is a T-Stop Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter… Continue reading Cooke Cinema Lenses: Breaking Down the “Cooke Look”

Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve

Color BasicsOpen menu Color Grading vs. Color Correction What is Color Space What is Color Temperature What is a Vectorscope What is LUT What is a Colorist What is a Color Checker What is Technicolor First Color Movie Film Colorization Process Color SchemesOpen menu What is a Color Scheme Triadic Color Scheme Monochromatic Color Scheme… Continue reading Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve