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The Expert Use Of Colour In Films By Guillermo Del Toro

Video: Films by Guillermo del Toro are always worth watching because they’re set in imaginative worlds that are filled with monsters and creatures and, apparently, drenched in colour. Quentin Dumas stitched this video together to show how del Toro uses red, blue and yellow tones (and sometimes all of them) to paint his films in order to evoke specific emotions.


Check Out These Famous Movie Scenes And Their Visual Doppelgangers

Video: New films are constantly building on the tropes and ideas of the films that came before them. Great films can be creative fuel for decades and decades of movies.


So How Does Analogue Film Work Anyway?

Even though it contains some of the most memorable images in human history, how many of us really know how film actually works?


5 Fascinating Film Scenes That Show So Much With So Little

When you’re looking at movies directed by Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs) and Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love) and Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather II), you know you’re watching true masters of their craft at work. Everything matters, every detail is important. Even if you’re not well versed in filmmaking, your eyeballs are being led to the story before it’s even told. It’s just brilliant movie making. Here are 5 scenes that exemplify their talent from CineFix.


5 Brilliant Movie Scenes That Revealed So Much In The Tiny Details

Video: It’s the little things that matter. Here’s an in-depth look from CineFix about the little visual cues and tiny details that directors use to influence what we’re watching on the screen. The scenes from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Inglourious Basterds show how directors like Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino shape a story by going beyond the basics of putting a camera on actors and watching them talk. The angles, the cutting, the perspective changes, the focusing – they’re all little pieces of a puzzle that make for great films.


Why Long Takes In Movies Aren't Always A Good Thing

Video: It’s simple. Long takes in movies are gorgeous shots that make the movie watcher feel as if they are almost a part of the world inside the film. They’re beautiful and awesome and everybody loves them. Done. We all agree. Well, not quite. They’re not perfect. They’re really limiting, for one. And they can’t always measure up to masterful editing. Now You See It explains in more detail what long takes can’t do in the video below.


New Realtime 3D Modelling Can Turn You Into Any Celebrity On Camera

A university research team recently developed a new method for real-time facial re-enactment that works with a regular web camera, overcoming several challenges in computer vision technology. It’s also creepy as hell.


'Harmless Librarian Who Goes Over To The Dark Side, Topless' And Other Real Casting Calls For Women

Between pay inequality, ageism, limited opportunities, and a laundry list of other problems, being a woman in Hollywood sucks. Thanks to Casting Call The Project, now we know the never ending shit-storm of abuse starts before these actors even set foot on set.


Film Scenes And The Art Paintings That Inspire Them, Side-By-Side

Film takes inspiration from the world around us so it’s no surprise that directors mimic art paintings in their movies. Vugar Efendi put together famous art paintings next to movie scenes to show how film meets art. It’s like seeing the paintings come to life. Some of them are so picturesque that it actually looks more like the painting than the painting itself, if that can possibly make any sense.


The Eerily Powerful Gaze In Stanley Kubrick's Films

Video: It’s deeply unsettling when a character from films by Stanley Kubrick locks eyes with you through the fourth wall. They’re not entirely breaking the barrier but they do make it uneasy, like they know that we’re watching them. It’s a fairly common shot in his movies, which you’ll see in this video showing ‘The Kubrick Gaze’ which was put together by Jorge Luengo Ruiz.


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