Around the time I finished putting together the screen-specific commentary from McTiernan, I’ve coincidentally found a superb video which is about the same topic I am putting my heart & soul into analyzing and understanding as a young filmmaker. When we watch films – at least from personal experience – I may have never paid attention to how various shots, and camera movements affect us psychologically and emotionally. In reality, there’s great thought that goes into everything you see, and when you begin to catch onto these things – film experience in general just hits another level.
Essentially, what you hear in that video is what you’ll be seeing and hearing more of through this blog. I want to focus only on visual language, at least the bulk of it will be based around visual storytelling.