Tag Archives: scene

Lessons From The Screenplay explores how the most effective movie scenes often follow the three-act structure of entire movies, books and plays.

A case in point: one chilling exchange between Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling in Johnathan Demme’s ‘The Silence of The Lambs’.

More (in the form of a more in-depth podcast) here.


Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 10.43.55

A rather fine short featuring a deftly edited juxtaposition of animation and film clips, recently premiered at SXSW.

Made by Ornana Films (they of the excellent Confusion Through Sand)

(Thanks Benjamin Wiessner)

KendalMurray1 KendalMurray2 KendalMurray4 KendalMurray7 KendalMurray10 KendalMurray18
Miniature dioramas by Kendall Murray – an ouevre already well represented by the likes of Bettina Güber, Slinkachu and Christopher Boffoli, but hey, they’re very small and there’s always room for more.




Two incredible hand-drawn animations by Jake Fried, who uses one sheet of paper per animation, layering Tippex, paint, ink and coffee to create the fleeting details of changing scenes.

By the final frame, each sheet of paper is covered with a layer of mixed material, inches thick.


Editor kogonada (he of the excellent Sounds Of Aronofsky and Quentin Tarantino From Below) celebrates the late director Stanley Kubrick’s love for (and mastery of) the one-point perspective shot.