Some TED talks about cinematic storytelling
Playlist: The power of film
12 talks · 3h 12m · Curated by TED
The clues to a great story
TED2012 · 19:16 · Filmed Feb 2012
Project Imaginat10n launched with a photo contest, inviting the masses to interpret 10 storytelling themes through photography. After receiving tens of thousands of submissions, the 91 winning photos were announced. Then, the 5 Celebrity Directors and 5 Film Contest Winners each chose 10 photographs, one from each theme, to inspire their films. Watch them all here...
Bordwell and Thompson's textbook, Film Art: An Introduction explores key concepts in cinema--mise-en-scène, lighting, cinematography, sound, and editing--through examples. Their examples are short and to the point, here is one showing elliptical editing in Agnes Varda's Vagabond ...
More about filmmaker Agnes Varda
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Anyone interested in cinematography and video editing should see this film from director Benh Zeitlin. It took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Expected to win some oscars next.
This is a good list!
Examples of shots, angles and lighting:
Vocabulary Camera Angles:
Not Quite Stills?
From the pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the "Father of Montage."
Cinematic Storytelling by Jennifer Van Sijll
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Select one example of a film making convention that you would use in storyboarding your first project. Describe the film element from the book and how you would use this technique in your own short film.