The third installment in my Directors Before Series, is about Terrence Malick and his debut film, Badlands. Badlands might seem stylistically very distinct from Malick’s recent more experimental work, but I think you can see the foundations of his current style present in Badlands in subtle ways. This video reveals what those connections are and lets you see for yourself how Malick’s style has developed over his career so far.
Shawn Mendes’ recent music video for his song “Lost in Japan” leans heavily on Sofia Coppola’s film “Lost in Translation” for visual inspiration. In this video I show a side-by-side comparison of the two, and share some the thoughts the music video inspired about effective homage.
Much attention is paid to the Turing Test in Ex Machina, but I think the film itself also functions as a Turing Test of sorts.
Increasingly more and more of what’s available to consume is media about other media. Whether it’s news commentary shows, reviews, video essays, reaction videos, or video game let’s plays, meta content is here to stay.
This video is the first part of a series of videos I’m making to examine commentary content and commentary culture online.
Better Call Saul is in its 4th season right now, and it’s definitely my favorite thing currently on TV. Color me surprised that a spin-off could not only live up to the quality of its parent show Breaking Bad, but in many ways eclipse it to become its own powerhouse of excellent character writing and acting, editing and cinematography.
Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and their amazing team of writers, directors, cinematographers and editors are pushing the boundaries of what expected from a TV drama.
There’s so many great things I could say about the show, but in this video I decided to focus on one aspect that I particularly like, how they open scenes.