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What Long Shots in Movies Mean

Which movie images can make you feel awestruck, terrified, or both? The long shot is a crucial aspect of film. It shows you vast landscapes, vistas, horizons, and images of things that are enormous. But these shots aren't just about showing you pretty landscape pictures.…
November 26, 2019

What are Close Shots and Close-Ups For?

This video shows you how close shots, or close-ups, are used in movies and videos. I talk about what it means for movies, as an art form, to use so many close shots. Discussed is Sergei Eisenstein, Jacques Tati, individualism, celebrities, and beauty. This is…
November 22, 2019