80 Days to Betterness

Using the internet to teach myself things. 8 topics. 10 days each.

DAY 4

FILMMAKING

GETTING STARTED

I've been haunted by the idea of making a short film for a while. It has seemed like a daunting task. After reading various books and getting lost in the weeds, I discovered a series of videos on the Criterion Channel. Each short video highlights storytelling techniques from prominent films and filmmakers. The possibilities of the medium are exciting.

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One of the videos explored the use of symmetrical blocking in Fassbinder's "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul."
02
Robert Altman plays with satire in "The Player."
03
The creative use of sound design in Claud Chabrol's "La Ceremonie"