Why Silence is important to Film

SPOILERS FOR "SILENCE" (2016) "Speech is silver, silence is golden." Silence. A moment of loneliness or peace. A moment of calm or stress. Silence fills a void, silence is the void. Silence can have the same impact as music, but only more powerful than a three-minute song.  Silence in a song is also very powerful. Imagine … Continue reading Why Silence is important to Film

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Why pacing is important to film

Pacing is a quite important aspect of film, but why is that so? To explain that, let’s first dive into the meaning of the word “pacing”. What does it mean? Pacing is, as the word suggest about the pace of the film will be. Fast paced movies will have quick rapid and fast cuts in … Continue reading Why pacing is important to film

Why Color Grading is important to film (warm and cold colors)

Color grading is the finishing touch to your shots, the thing that makes them look gorgeous if you’ve used framing, shadow and focus in the right way. But why is it so important to film? WARM AND COLD COLORS The color grading is mostly used to create a certain atmosphere for the film or show. … Continue reading Why Color Grading is important to film (warm and cold colors)

Why clichés are important to film (when used right)

Before you shoot me for saying this, please read this article so you can understand my reasoning behind it. And I know that I've written in The Badness of "Passengers" that there's an overuse of clichés and that that's where the badness of that movie lies. But, notice the word overuse. Movies are bound to have clichés these days, … Continue reading Why clichés are important to film (when used right)

Why camera perspectives are important to film

POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR "DJANGO UNCHAINED" Camera perspectives can tell a lot, often these things are more obvious than the camera movements are trying to tell. But those are only the point of view, there are also perspectives. This might seem the same just vocabulary wise, but in practice it is not. You have three sorts … Continue reading Why camera perspectives are important to film

Why characters are important to film

This seems like something obvious, doesn't it? Well, turns out a lot of screenwriters don't entirely get their importance. There are plenty of films who have good characters, but they are outweighed by the ones who don’t. With characters I don’t mean the amount of them there are. I’m talking about the character of the … Continue reading Why characters are important to film

Why camera movements are important to film

Movies are filled with them, most of the time just following our characters around sets, locations etc. These movements may seem to have no meaning behind them at first, but the camera itself can speak, figuratively, of course. They can show emotion, or even bring up tension, which is what I'm going to talk about … Continue reading Why camera movements are important to film