In an earlier post, I highlighted two movies by one of my former students, Brendan Kirschbaum. One of them, Zom, is now at a million views on YouTube. Millions of viewers for a high school final project! Amazing. Like the other film of his that I highlighted (Boxes), this movie is a superb lesson in visual storytelling, as are his shorts Brewed Awakening and Flight of the Geese.
Archive for April, 2016
An interesting then / now filmmaking comparison will be on hand this summer with the new version of Ghostbusters directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon (with the classic original having been directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis). Here is an article that provides some insight into decision making processes that students do not often think about: art direction and visual design. Props, vehicles, sets, and more aspects of the world that the filmmakers are creating are featured in this discussion with director/screenwriter Paul Feig and production designer Jefferson Sage. Put on your Proton Packs and get ready to bust some ghosts!
Here’s a follow-up to a recent post, Uncanny Expectations. This piece from Vulture by Logan Hill has a slide show and video which illustrate the illusive depths of digital manipulation to the human form that create warped realities and new expectations for the human face, figure, and all else.