Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Inspiration

As a director myself I am always looking for something that will inspire me visually, creatively, etc. I watch movies constantly, read film jornals on a regular basis, and try to find the good film blogs and podcasts to invest my time in.

One of my new favorite blogs is Mystery Man on Film. He's an annonymous screenwriter who likes to share his tales, give tips and just talk about the story that is movies. He had the below video embedded in his blog and I thought it was just astounding.

A film jornalist/academic collected a series of the most famous tracking/"following" shots in cinema and compiled them. They are the shots that stick with you in films because you are moving with your characters through their enviroment, you always notice them in films because they are incredibly complex and make the world so much more real to you.

Check out the vid and his blog too.

3 comments:

Chris W said...

That is an AWESOME montage! Oh, to have the budget where we can do something like that some day. I LOVE those shots, it is one of the things that ONLY movies can do. It's also lots of fun trying to indentify each clip.

Senor Granto said...

Can anyone name all of them?

Megan said...

I was able to name almost all of them - I think I was only wrong on two. It also confirmed I need to see Lady in the Lake...