I had studied Steven Spielberg while I was in film school and working in Hollywood. This video posted by Antonios Papantoniou breaking down shots from Jaws is essentially what I used to do at night with my DVD collection and a few notebooks. I’m a proponent of studying master filmmakers, writers, or whoever and dissecting/analyzing their methods in order to understand the magic of their art.
If you want to understand what makes Steven Spielberg special, check out this video:
STEVEN SPIELBERG Shot By Shot from Antonios Papantoniou on Vimeo.
“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” – David Foster Wallace
This short video created by Blank on Blank contains elements from novelist T. Coraghessan Boyle’s interview with David Foster Wallace on Leonard Lopate’s Show on WNYC – March 4, 1996
I actually have the full 30 minute interview (along with many other David Foster Wallace interviews) and it’s a good listen.
David Foster Wallace
The below video is kind of breathtaking for all who are fascinated by romanticism and 3D renderings of 2D paintings.
Today being the day after Christmas, I’m still feeling a bit of the holiday cheer and a need to fulfill some holiday nostalgia, and there is nothing that will cure nostalgia and cheer like the Star Wars Holiday Special (complete with commercials from 1978)!
The Star Wars Holiday Special by FilmGeek-TV
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