As a pupil of both Hawks and Hitchcock, filmmaker John Carpenter did the unthinkable of merging the two as a visual stylist and sedentary dramatist in cinema.
The video examines Carpenter's mastery of perspective, boasting how he uses space as a way to show plot points, emphasizing character perspectives in unthinkable angles through the use of static cameras, Steadicam, minimalist lighting and photography as seen in his movies like "They Live (1988)", or "Starman (1984)". Carpenter strips away the different layers in his film to bare out the bones of his complexity.
Watch this study of Carpenter's aesthetic in his filmography.
Jacob James is a British travel and cultural documentary photographer who captures the people and places of the world in a beautiful light, both visually and conceptually. He shares his experiences from his perspective as both artist and teacher.
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's iconic shower scene in "Psycho (1960)", American filmmaker Ry Russo-Young comes up with reimagined scenes of alternative, possible outcomes on the fate of the character Marion Crane.
Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is a film-noir classic and masterpiece that film enthusiasts continue to praise. For the admirers of Hitchcockian cinema, you may want a perusal of this behind-the-scenes album.
Experimenting with perspectives both in photography and cinema are nice ways to add dramatic flair and clear-cut narrative. Of course, one must use it sparingly as it might become gimmicky. Here some four unique P.O.V. shots to play with.
Filmmaker James Cameron is one of the most successful people in cinema to date and is one of the definers of contemporary mainstream cinema with his excessive use of special effects and epic themes. Now, what does it take to inspire a filmmaker such as Cameron? Here are his influences.
The best films from then and today do not only rely on good scripts and the arcs in storytelling. Visual storytelling is 50% of a film, too, and it's the scene that should say it all. Subjective perspective is one of the approaches to make compelling cinematography.
Have you ever imagined what if some of your favorite auteurs and filmmakers made recipe tutorials on YouTube? Food stylist David Ma makes a couple of video recipes that follow the aesthetics and pattern of each filmmaker.
As more people develop refined tastes in film and cinema, many filmmakers have been upping up their game to become the best among the rest. Here's a roundup of 2016's best films, paired through graphic match cuts.