Storytelling is so much more than we think it is. Just ask any sound editor out there in the film industry. You might think, “Ok, this movie has an awesome soundtrack!” But what about the sounds and sound effects that are more subtle than that? Think dialogue, footsteps, the sound of crunching leaves. All of...Read More
You know those movies you watch just for the sake of how they look? The color palette is just right? And the visual storytelling as told through color theory just makes it a visual feast to take in? Yeah, those. (I can hear your ahh’s from here!) These movies alone teach us that the power...Read More
If I asked you what documentary changed your life, you’d probably have a hard time picking just one. You might even have a hard time picking only two. That’s because documentaries have the ability to change lives and perspectives. The film industry is often lumped into the stereotype of big, fake Hollywood. But documentary filmmaking...Read More
Film editors are the unsung heroes of movies. Directors, producers, and actors will often get the spotlight. But the film editor is the one in charge of bringing the film together. Film editing is often referred to as an “invisible art.” Good editing is hardly noticeable. But bad editing stands out like a sore thumb....Read More
Some movies stick with us because of the plot. But other movies stick with us because of the way they look and feel. Oftentimes, this feat is largely due to the cinematographer. They are responsible for capturing the images just so. And they are the ultimate masters of visual storytelling. As an art form, cinematography...Read More
Definition of the Term Montage Our beautiful brains are capable of deducing all manner of things from partial pieces of information or a simple series of images. Storytellers take advantage of this ability in their film editing. You may have noticed that Hollywood films sometimes cut together sequences to tell a story in an economic...Read More
On Tuesday, September 30, join KCRW’s Bob Carlson for a live taping of the unique storytelling program UnFictional. Expect an evening full of talented and diverse storytellers telling artful and soulful stories; sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always compelling and surprising. Guests will enjoy music by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox and complimentary craft beer and wine before the show. Tickets are on sale now...Read More
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