We believe that a great way to learn and inspire your video, no matter what kind of video you are making, is watching movies and steal from cinema's best directos. Video essays examining the work of certain directors, cinematographers and editors have exploded in recent years and give you great material to study and draw inspiration from.
NoFilmSchool has compiled a list of the best video essays of the year for your holiday viewing pleasure.
Here's the list from V Renée:
Video essays have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years. Essayists like Kevin B. Lee, Lewis Bond, and Darren Foley dig into the subjects often reserved for film school classrooms, collectively constructing the future of cinematic education with their videos. This year, we also debuted No Film School's own essay series on various historic cinematic movements. As 2016 draws to a close, let's take a look back at some of the best video essays published this year—which, together, form a pretty solid curriculum for students and lovers of film.
Screenwriting and Character Building
It all starts with a script. These video essays will introduce you to many different techniques that are vital to storytelling, like creating dimensional characters and writing great plot twists.
- Introducing characters
- Developing characters
- Creating villains
- How to craft plot twists like David Fincher
- Writing dialog
- Reliable and unreliable narrators
- Case Study: Whiplash vs. Black Swan, the same story told differently
Check them all out here.