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June 14, 2016, 9:36 am
“A symphony must be like the world; it must embrace everything.” So Gustav Mahler famously expressed to Jean Sibelius, and his own symphonies bear out this expansive vision: vast musical assemblages that often turn from ecstasy to despair at the turn of a dime.
June 6, 2016, 5:44 am
The Kuleshov Effect is a film editing (montage) effect demonstrated by Russian/Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov in the 1910s and 1920s. It is a mental phenomenon by which the audience derives more meaning from the interaction of two sequential shots than from a single shot in isolation.
June 2, 2016, 12:17 pm
As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it—or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion—we realize with a jolt that what we perceive is never the world directly, but rather our brain’s best guess at what that world is like, a kind of internal simulation of an external reality. Still, we bank on the fact that our simulation is a reasonably decent one. If it wasn’t, wouldn’t evolution have weeded us out by now? The true reality might be forever beyond our reach, but surely our senses give us at least an inkling of what it’s really like.
May 25, 2016, 5:01 am
Paintings are rarely included in a movie without having a purpose. Sometimes they point out the social status of a family or the historic period of the story. Sometimes they provide a kind of commentary on the main characters that reveals aspects of their personalities. In this montage we can see many examples of how a story can be set, and how hints are available for the curious who want to know more about the symbols hidden between the story and the paintings. A video essay by Candice Drouet.
May 23, 2016, 6:59 am
The virtual reality (VR) industry is currently in its infancy, but in just a few decades it’s possible that virtual environments will be nearly indistinguishable from reality. Along with transforming everyday life, a VR revolution could fundamentally change how we understand and define what is real.
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing an ...
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