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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.
May 9, 2016, 3:11 pm
Today's guest is Mark Hartzell (editor on True Blood, Agent Carter, Animal Kingdom) to talk about how he got into TV editing and what the differences are between TV editors and feature film editors. What it's like transitioning from show-to-show often How does the workflow differ between shows? How do you know when to say "No" to a script? ...and how do you do it politely and professionally so that bridges don't get burned? How to work your way onto one of the BIG shows like Agent Carter?
April 26, 2016, 6:29 am
The BCPC has launched a new program that will award financial assistance to low-income post pros, enabling equal access to important industry conferences, trade shows and professional development opportunities.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira to discuss the sound design of The Shape of Water, for wh ...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
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