The Kinetic Action Editing of Mad Max: Fury Road

Few films in the history of cinema are as vivid, bold, and elegantly chaotic as George Miller’s modern action masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road. With its potent fusion of post-apocalyptic design and explosive automotive stunt-work, it’s the kind of film that makes the audience wonder, “How did they get away with that?” Mad Max bucks the modern Hollywood trend of quick, disorienting edits that excite but confuse the audience. Even so, much of the critical discussion around the film has surrounded its experimental action-driven narrative, … Read more about The Kinetic Action Editing of Mad Max: Fury Road

Designing True Detective: The Hidden Subtext Behind TV’s Smartest Series

HBO’s newest cult hit delivers more than mystery and entertainment. Try symbolic genius. Technology Evolves, Audiences Follow Technologically, the film and television industries are advancing at breakneck speeds. While networks struggle to accommodate the demands of 1080 HD downloads, filmmakers have already begun shooting in 4K UHD—capturing four times the pixel resolution in every graphic. Cable and Internet networks might be evolving at slower rates (unless, of course, you’re living in an area unshackled by Google Fiber), but … Read more about Designing True Detective: The Hidden Subtext Behind TV’s Smartest Series

Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing

Back to school time is here! We've decided to run a short series on some of the colleges and universities with the best reputations in media education. Over the next week or so we'll break down some of the options by major, state vs. private school, area of focus and more. These short and unbiased top 5 lists should help you, or your kids, find a starting point when researching higher education. The old saying is to go big or go home, so today we're going to feature the top 5 universities and colleges with excellent reputations in film studies … Read more about Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing