Displays of movie-making techniques
April 4, 2012 10:52 AM   Subscribe

A comic strip and a video clip that illustrate displays of movie-making techniques.
posted by Foci for Analysis (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Interesting idea, but it makes no sense to ape the comic panels' vertical format. Movies are basically never made that way.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:06 AM on April 4, 2012

Lost credibility when it called "Wally Wood" "Wally Woods". Sorry, Mr. Tuft.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:28 AM on April 4, 2012

It's an interesting premise, but would have been much more successful with a horizontal aspect ratio of the individual images. Films are wider than they are tall, these frames are all taller than they are wide. Rather than be so literal, to take that kind of comic compositional logic and apply it to a widescreen frame, whether 16x9 or 1.85:1 or 2.35:1, would make a lot more sense if trying to recreate comic book panels in a cinema frame. As it is, it feels like mechanical translation rather than being expressive and finding a way to apply the lessons to the actual frame and form that cinema takes.
posted by MythMaker at 12:20 PM on April 4, 2012

It makes kind of zero sense that Edward Tufte's website is ass-ugly.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:42 PM on April 4, 2012

This has good filmy bits in cartoon form.
posted by jade east at 7:59 PM on April 4, 2012

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