Monday, May 12, 2014

The Sketchbook: An Animated Short Film

My friend and coworker, Chris Williams, just launched a project on kickstarter for an animated short. I filmed, recorded audio, mixed and edited the video for the pitch. It's going to have a great style and even more important a great story! If it's something you're interested in seeing completed, donate! You can also help spread the word by sharing the link to his kickstarter page!

Check it out here: The Sketchbook Kickstarter Page

The Sketchbook: An Animated Short Film Kickstarter Pitch from Adam Strick on Vimeo.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Spielberg One Shot Takes

I've always enjoyed studying and breaking down Spielberg's camera work.  He does a great job creating new compositions within his long one shot takes by repositioning the cameras, the characters, or both at once rather than following them around with a steadicam.  This is a cool video collection of some of those shots.

The Spielberg Oner - One Scene, One Shot from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

Here are some of the examples to watch in real time!

The Spielberg Oner - Twelve Quick Examples from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

Schindler's List 0:00
Always 0:42
Saving Private Ryan 1:27
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2:11
Jurassic Park 2:56
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 3:49
Minority Report 4:32
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 5:24
Empire of the Sun 6:17
The Terminal 7:15
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8:16
Catch Me If You Can 9:18

The Spielberg Oner - Eight Lengthy Examples from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

 Raiders of the Lost Ark 0:00
Saving Private Ryan 1:27
Minority Report 3:08
The Adventures of Tintin 4:21
Jaws 6:54
War Horse 8:37
Schindler's List 10:14
Jurassic Park 12:30