I wanted to start sharing some interesting articles and videos with you on the craft of creating compelling videos.
I am a huge fan of comedy and believe it is one of the hardest genres to master.
I found this spectacular video on vimeo about visual comedy.
With that said I believe some of the points are very applicable to all video creation.
If you are composing and editing shots that everyone else is find a way to do it a little different. Don't be lazy.
Edgar Wright – How to Do Visual Comedy
Via Tony Zhou on Vimeo
If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and an appreciation of a director so awesome that Marvel had to fire him on a holiday.
For educational purposes only. And as always, feel free to comment, like, or tell me it's not a 747.
For further reading/viewing, I highly recommend:
David Bordwell's essay on funny framings: davidbordwell.net/blog/2007/04/30/funny-framings/
David Chen's video essay on Wright's use of close-ups:
And Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal:
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)