Kubrick, Pudovkin’s Film Technique and Eisenstein

Kubrick: I read Eisenstein's books at the time, and to this day I still don't really understand them. The most instructive book on film aesthetics I came across was Pudovkin's Film Technique, which simply explained that editing was the aspect of film art form which was completely unique, and which separated it from all other art forms.

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The Real Fake Cameras Of Toy Story 4

Very good video on using virtual cameras in animation.

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Disney Imagineering Theme Park Sound Design

Here are some audio and video clips showing how theme park sound is done.

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Happy 75th Birthday, George Lucas

Light Matters: Translating Tradition into Dynamic Facades

The solar-responsive dynamic screen decreases the towers’ solar gain.

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Walter Becker

Walter Becker

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan

RIP Walter Becker.

Photos of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan that I took in Las Vegas, 2016.

 

 

Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Production Designer, Dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, the Chinese-American artist who was the production designer of Disney’s classic feature Bambi (1942), passed away today at the age of 106.

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My Interview with the Los Angeles Times about working at Imagineering

My recent interview with the LA Times about Disney Imagineering.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut Documentary

In 1962, French New Wave auteur François Truffaut spent a week in Hollywood with his idol, Alfred Hitchcock. discussing films such as Psycho and Vertigo.

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Imagining “Zootopia”

One of the things I liked about Zootopia was that it wasn't a reboot or sequel. I enjoyed the story that had many of the best classic Disney elements, but still seemed fresh. Here are stories, videos and art work that shows the artistic and technical work that went into this movie.

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