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Watch These Trippy Dream Sequences From Famous Movies

Video: Movies are already not real (and often ask you to suspend your disbelief) so when you see a character start dreaming in movies, well, you know things are about to get weird. Here’s a supercut of those weird scenes from Dreamscience that features iconic dream sequences from movies like American Beauty, Inception, Eternal Sunshine and more.


Watch How Kodak Survives Now That Film Is Dead

The decline of Kodak as a powerhouse of photography is a story oft told. But what does it actually look like in the facilities that once churned out endless rolls of film for the masses? This New York Times video shows what has become of Eastman Kodak’s business, and it might be a bit of a surprise.


How Using Movement In Film Might Be The Most Underrated Skill In Movies

The generous intelligence giver that is Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting is back again with another detailed look at the nuance of filmmaking. This time he focuses on master director Akira Kurosawa’s use of movement in his films (Seven Samurai, Ran, etc.) and how it can tell a story within a story.


Compare A Movie's First Scene With Its Last Scene, Side By Side

Film editor Jacob T. Swinney put together this interesting edit showing 55 movies side-by-side, putting each film’s first scene right next to the final scene. Sometimes you get a story that comes completely full circle, sometimes you get a finished story with coherent imaging and other times you get something else.


Side By Side: The Visual Similarities Between Birdman and Black Swan

Although Black Swan was directed by Darren Aronofsky and Birdman was helmed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, it’s pretty easy to see similarities between the two Oscar-nominated (Birdman won the Oscar for Best Picture too) films. Miguel Branco noticed the similarities and created this video showing it off side by side.


Watch How Common Photoshop Tools Were Done In The Darkroom

Editing a photo is as easy as clicking a mouse with the modern magic of Photoshop. But another type of magic dominated when the only option was a darkroom and enlarger. Some of us remember these days well, but for the young’uns out there, this Lynda.com demo shows just how photo editing went down in the film days.


The Beautiful Long Shots From Films By Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson — director of Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood — is one of the true auteurs in filmmaking today often uses long shots in his films to show how isolated characters are from the rest of the world. It’s a neat visual decision, one you can see throughout his movies.


How Wes Anderson Uses Red And Yellow To Paint His Movies

When I think of the colours red and yellow together, I think of Big Macs and french fries and chicken nuggets. Yep, I think of McDonald’s. But maybe I should think of Wes Anderson movies now. As you can see in this lovely supercut by Rishi Kaneria that shows Anderson’s use of colour, red and yellow a lot in his films.


Citizenfour Awarded Oscar For Best Documentary In 2014

CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ riveting documentary about Edward Snowden’s efforts to shed light on gross surveillance abuses by the United States government and its partners, just won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


This Book Of Countless Cameras Is An Ode To Analogue Photo Nerds

If you have that obsession with camera gear that so many of us behold, you’ll want to check out the new book Tokyo Camera Style. It’s based on the website of the same name, which gathers snapshots of everyday folks and their coveted shooter of choice.