Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen, we’re still learning from him. Today, I’d like to talk about the artistry (and the thinking) behind his gags. Press the CC button to see the names of the films.
If you haven’t seen them – you’ll want to check out Every Frame’s A Painting other visual comedy analysis videos:
Chat with a friend about an established scientific theory, and she might reply, “Well, that’s just a theory.” But a conversation about an established scientific law rarely ends with “Well, that’s just a law.” Why is that? What is the difference between a theory and a law… and is one “better”? Matt Anticole shows why science needs both laws and theories to understand the whole picture.
Polarizing filters can often make the difference between an ‘OK’ picture and a ‘WOW’ picture. In this video you can learn how to use Polarizing filters to intensify outdoor colors, eliminate unwanted reflections in windows and on water, enliven landscapes, and make white clouds pop out of blue skies.
Robert Hardy talks to John Ford about how the lighting was accomplished on this Rube Goldberg video fro Cambridge.
The good folks at Contra, a UK video production company that specializes in cinematic work for corporate and nonprofit clients, are at it again. This time, they’ve teamed up with the University of Cambridge to showcase the prestigious university’s enterprise program, which helps students and faculty members patent and commercialize their groundbreaking work in the sciences.
After receiving the brief from Cambridge, the Contra art department devised a Rube Goldberg machine to showcase six prominent projects that have received support from the enterprise program. To take it one step further, Contra DP John Ford decided to shoot the film in a single take.
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