Learn the “Wright” Way of Doing Visual Comedy

by Barry Andersson1 Comment

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)

Barry Andersson

Barry Andersson is an award-winning director and cinematographer. Mr Andersson takes his real world experiences and shares those images and lessons with everyone from the US Marine Corp combat camera teams, many of the leading teams of the four major sports leagues, leading universities around the US as well as leading productions looking to take advantage of the latest technology.

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