Blocking a scene–harmonizing the movement of actors in relation to the camera–is the core of a director’s job. In the hands of a master, this on-camera choreography is a powerful, yet subtle, storytelling device.
Few did it better than Alfred Hitchcock.
In this video, Evan Puschak (aka the Nerdwriter) artfully deconstructs a scene from Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo and shows how the motion and positions of the actors set the plot in motion.
From staging to lighting, these six quick tips will make your food photography mouth-watering. More ›
Good video is built on strong narrative, not just interesting visuals, says director, editor and video instructor Bob Sacha. “People say, ‘How do you shoot great video?’ That’s easy. The question is: How do you tell a great video story?” His first advice to those learning to shoot video is to forget about shooting B-roll.... More ›
It’s sometimes said that the worst vice is advice, but whoever said that hasn’t spent much time on YouTube, where great advice (and cats) can be had in abundance. Exhibit A, is Marc Silber’s latest video rounding up photographic composition advice from some of the best photographers in the business. No matter your current skill... More ›