How Cinematography and Editing Can Help Propel Your Story

V Renee at No Film School discusses how cinematography and editing are used to convey a character’s thoughts and solve mysteries in the hit BBC show Sherlock. Included is a video essay by Evan Puschak of Nerdwriter that explains how different editing techniques are used to put together the story like pieces of a puzzle.

Also included: the best description of Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice ever.    

Full article and video essay here: How ‘Sherlock’ Masterfully Solves Mysteries Using Cinematography and Editing

Saving Cinema and the Importance of Film Restoration

V Renee at No Film School discusses the importance of restoring films and caring for them so that later generations can enjoy, appreciate, and learn from them. The arts not only provide a vital engine for creativity and expression, but also serve as a invaluable tool for future generations to learn from. There are countless museums dedicated to preserving paintings, sculptures, and historical artifacts; film deserves an equal level of esteem and care.

Why is Film Restoration So Important?

Camera Analysis: Orson Welles

Justin Morrow at No Film School shares his camera analysis of Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil and explains how Welles hid a 12-minute long take in the film.

Full article here: Watch: How Orson Welles Hid a 12-minute Single Long Take in Plain Sight

“To Be a Great Cinematographer You’ve Got to Be a Great Inventor”

Charles Haine at No Film School shares some secrets to being a great cinematographer and how one of the many overlooked and underappreciated responsibilities of the cinematographer is to “invent needed tools”.

Read the full article here: To Be a Great Cinematographer You’ve Got to be a Great Inventor

Learn Character Development from the Film that Does it Best: The Graduate

More good stuff from the folks at No Film School. Max Winter uses the film The Graduate to provide insight on developing your story characters.

Blogger’s Note: If you’ve never seen The Graduate, watch it. It’s an incredible film with wonderful actors (Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft) and a fantastic soundtrack from the legendary Simon & Garfunkel.

Watch and read here: Learn Character Development from “The Graduate”