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My earlier entry on Wikipedia’s ridiculous entry on slapstick film needs updating. Not because the entry’s been deleted or cleaned up, no. Because someone’s added to the list: Emphasis on babies or animals.
I watched Matewan recently, and kind of love Kevin Tighe’s performance as a villainous Union-buster. Here is is saying “we just got guns” Here he is intimidating a 15-year-old with a war story. Here he is when he first arrives … Continue reading
I need to store this before it’s corrected, because the Wikipedia entry for slapstick film is gloriously stupid. “Slapstick films are a type of comedy film that employ slapstick comedy with five main conventions: Pain without real consequence. Editing to … Continue reading
The strangest things will pull you out of a movie. Early on in the Fincher film, Zodiac, it shows the mail being sorted in the mail room in a newspaper office. ( In anticipation of the Zodiac killer’s letter arriving. … Continue reading
I appeared in and edited a short movie for the 90 Second Quickie. It’s called “Too Many Zombies.” I also made a slightly altered version. For effects, I ended up using the most motion-tracking of any video I’ve done before.
Here is some Youtube video of a robot that illustrates an issue I have sometimes when people describe a movie’s special effects as “photo realistic.” If I looked at a still photo of that robot, I might not distinguish it … Continue reading
Oh, just that? Good to know the hard part is already done with. From here via BoingBoing.
So I ran a scraper called Outwit Hub on the Rotten Tomatoes site and pulled a bunch of data. It’s not every single movie, but I think it’s a good representative swath. I used a good starting point and branched … Continue reading
I’ve been reading Walter Murch’s In the Blink of an Eye lately. It’s the second edition, which means it has almost half of it devoted to digital editing. I also read an “editing & post-production” book and “The Conversations” and … Continue reading
From the commentary on One Down, Two To Go: “To me if you dolly around a room, it looks like a midget is sneaking around in the room.”