What do you think about when you think of film? Action? Fun? Dialogue? Camera angles? Well once again thanks to the magic of the youtube generation, one man gets to share is inspirational insights into the world of film. Tony truly shows us that the world of film is a work of art as respectable as any painting or sculpture showing us the capabilities that every actor, screenwriter, cinematographer and director has with every single frame of their films. They aren’t just there to put a story together, they are there to captivate us to the deepest levels, and let us ask the question, why did they do this?
If you are one who hasn’t really looked at a film past just entertainment, these would be a few great pieces from Every Frame a Painting to start out with.
Action Films with Jackie Chan
In this piece he takes a look at the legacy of Jackie Chan, explaining that he is one of the few individuals to truly meld the genres of action and comedy into one! Tony also takes a deeper look into the differences between American films and Jackie’s Hong Kong films, explaining the way American Action films are shot, they are actually robbing us of the action! After watching this piece, you will never look at action films the same way again.
How to Do Visual Comedy
The humor of dialogue meets everyone’s fancy differently and I believe humor is the hardest preference to condition in a person. However Tony explains that outside of the script, a large amount of modern comedy creators find all the other mediums of a film production worthless. Lines can be funny but there’s so much more you can pay attention to around the character speaking that could make it so much funnier.
What is Bayhem?
Everyone makes fun of Michael Bay for being an action and explosions junkie, but none of us can deny that his films are really popular. Tony shows us that it’s not just action that’s the hook, but a precise system of object placement through countless shots.
I believe that Tony’s purpose for creating every frame a painting was not to bag on people who watch Michael Bay movies, but to help open the eyes of our community to see what movies are truly capable of. With every line, behavior, shot placement, and audio piece we are capable of telling a thousand messages to the viewer left for their interpretation and admiration, and that is truly the beauty of the art of film.
Really looking forward to more work from Every Frame a Painting and hope this channel will let you experience movies in new ways that are truly inspirational. I encourage you subscribe to Every Frame a Painting. As always tell us your thoughts, and we look forward to hearing your voice on the art of film.