video essay

Moonrise Kingdom — Where Story Meets Style

In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s style is the perfect match for the story. He uses details to create a believable world, establishes the rules of this fantastical story, and creates a tone that forms a connection between the audience and the characters of Suzy and Sam.

David Fincher: From a Distance

by @jacobtswinney

Swinney’s last David Fincher video examined the filmmaker’s use of the extreme close-up. It seemed only right that his follow-up video would do the opposite. Fincher’s use of the long/extreme long shot is something of beauty, lending a majestic sense of scale to his often cramped and grimy little worlds. Whether he employs the shot to communicate isolation, express magnitude, or even just to give us a much needed breath, Fincher’s approach to distancing us from his subjects is masterful.

Alien 3 (1992)
Se7en (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Zodiac (2007)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Gone Girl (2014)

The Prestige: Hiding In Plain Sight

by Evan Puschak

5 Brilliant Moments In Film

by CineFix

BREAKING BAD - Motivated Camera Movement

by Vashi Nedomansky

How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks A Scene

by Evan Puschak

Joel & Ethan Coen - Shot | Reverse Shot

by Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou

Top 10 Closing Shots of All Time

Breaking Bad // Pulp Fiction

by Jorge Luengo