Tag Archives: Video Essay

Shakespeare's Insults and Innuendo and Why They Matter - Shakespeare Month

Shakespeare's Insults and Innuendo and Why They Matter – Shakespeare Month

Part of this year’s Shakespeare Month. Sorry about the sweatiness – my lights were hotter than usual. All third party clips are used under Fair Use. Follow me on Twitter: Tumblr: Support me on Patreon: This should be fun. [ Rimsky-Korsakov's "Procession of the Nobles" Plays ] So just a heads up, I'm going to swear a lot in this video. Like some fun swears and some not-so-fun swears. I… Read Article →

Harry Potter and The Most Famous Author You've Never Heard Of

Harry Potter and The Most Famous Author You've Never Heard Of

Robert Galbraith created the entire system of magic within the Harry Potter series, but where is he now? Come check out how he created one of the greatest franchises of all time, and what he has been up to since! Below is a link to my 90 page fantasy book, A Heart of Woe. Chapter 1 should be fully available as sample at the Amazon website! Music: Hedwig’s Theme, The… Read Article →

Greek Theatre: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes Part I: Introduction

Greek Theatre: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes Part I: Introduction

Greek Theatre Part I: Introduction Concerns the basics of the City Dionysia, what Greek theatre was like, and a quick rundown of the 3 main tragic playwrights. Athens in the 5th century BC a heyday of art philosophy theater and democracy the like of which had never been seen before or since this was the Greek Classical Age which began sometime after the establishment of democracy in Athens and 510… Read Article →

How They Wrote The Office

How They Wrote The Office

Ever wonder how they wrote the hit NBC show The Office? Hear from Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak, and Mindy Kaling about their experiences in the writers’ room and how they created one of the best TV shows in history. Subscribe: Comment below a film or TV show you want me to research next. The Office is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from March 24,… Read Article →

How Plays Work: All My Sons by Arthur Miller

How Plays Work: All My Sons by Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller uses the past and present to incredible dramatic effect in Death of a Salesman, All My Sons and many of his other plays. Think about how to use these skills in your own writing by learning from the master. In this series, I analyse and discuss the work of some of the world’s best playwrights, dramatists and theatre makers in order to see what we might learn from… Read Article →

House of Cards Explained: Shakespeare, History & Guilty Pleasure

House of Cards Explained: Shakespeare, History & Guilty Pleasure

House of Cards gets its power from a few key elements: the Shakespearean magnitude, historical and present political mirrors, the dark and extra-dirty world, and the guilty pleasure of rooting for its deliciously wicked central couple. This contains Spoilers for Seasons 1-4 (no Season 5 spoilers). Sign up to our email newsletter for updates on new videos, fun film trivia, giveaways, longform content, events and more! If you like this… Read Article →

Jim Carrey Is An Asshole Method Actor (Jim & Andy) - NitPix

Jim Carrey Is An Asshole Method Actor (Jim & Andy) – NitPix

Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Andy Kaufman in the film ‘Man On The Moon’ has recently been idolised in the documentary ‘Jim and Andy’. But were Carrey’s actions on set truly justified? This video also has a face reveal so stick around for that. Merch: Second Channel: Discord: Twitch: Twitter: Patreon: Spotify playlist of all music used in NitPix: Full Track List:

John Wick Movie Fight Scenes: How to Write a Fight Scene

John Wick Movie Fight Scenes: How to Write a Fight Scene

Write Fight Scenes Like John Wick ►► Understanding how to write a fight scene in a movie can make or break your action movie or even your screenwriting career. You’ve seen how good Keanu Reeves looks during John Wick fight scenes, but it raises some questions about writing fight scenes in general. Screenwriting fight scenes like John Wick scripts takes a certain approach, and this video essay will show you… Read Article →

Dystopian Fiction: How Stories Transform Your Mind

Dystopian Fiction: How Stories Transform Your Mind

The first 500 people to click this link will get a 2-month free trial of Skillshare: Support this channel on Patreon: Today I get to talk about two of my favourite books: 1984 and Brave New World. Together, these novels paint a full picture of how human beings are susceptible to the tactics of totalitarian regimes. They also show how art is a vital protection against any system of control,… Read Article →

The Oscars Theory

The Oscars Theory

Patreon: — Merch: Instagram: Twitter: Discord: BUSINESS INQUIRES: [email protected] Thank you for watching! 🙂 gay rights hey what's up guys the world is a weird and scary place just a few weeks ago Chicago was in a polar vortex every person in society including probably myself is being casted in dune and the Oscars oh my god as a lot of you can probably tell after being with me these… Read Article →

Why Cosmic Horror is Hard To Make

Why Cosmic Horror is Hard To Make

In this video we take a look at why Cosmic Horror (or Lovecraftian Horror) is so hard to adapt onto the screen because of its visual complexity and abstraction. Video essay made by Moises & Sergio Velasquez ————- Editor’s Note: * It’s not mental patients but someone insane made the drawings. ————- Follow us on: Instagram: Twitter: ————- Music: The Old Ones by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au ————- Movie Clips… Read Article →

Cuts & Transitions 101

Cuts & Transitions 101

Director/Editor Joey Scoma is here to talk to you about something simple: cuts and transitions. Except… there are so many different kinds!! In this video essay, Joey lists and defines the different cuts and transitions available to you as an editor, with examples from classic and modern films. It’s up to you to decide when and why you’d use them! What movie is that clip from?! Just turn on Closed… Read Article →

How to Write Good Dialogue | Tutorial

How to Write Good Dialogue | Tutorial

This episode is here by popular demand, today I am giving tips and pointers on how to write convincing and engaging dialogue in your screenplays or books. Link to Nerdwriter video – So often people get dialogue wrong and there’s a reason why only a select few filmmakers and storytellers are so celebrated – because people who can write good dialogue are rare. Let me help you change that. ——————–… Read Article →

How to Write Good Villains | Tutorial

How to Write Good Villains | Tutorial

How to Write Good Villains Support me on – www.patreon.com/ThatMovieShow This episode is dedicated to teaching you how to write good villains. Whether you are experienced or not this episode is for you. Hopefully by the end of the episode I might have helped you decide how to write a great villain. There are time stamps below to direct you to the part which is most relevant. If you enjoyed… Read Article →

Dan Harmon Story Circle: 8 Proven Steps to Better Stories

Dan Harmon Story Circle: 8 Proven Steps to Better Stories

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a creative loop? You start a script, get halfway done, but because you can’t figure out the ending, you abandon it, then start a new one. And then it happens again. And again. ►► So writer/producer Dan Harmon tackled this problem. He took centuries of storytelling principles and turned them into an easy-to-use guide for building a compelling story. One circle. Eight… Read Article →

How To Be Creative: How an Artist Turns Pro

How To Be Creative: How an Artist Turns Pro

CHECK OUT MY THIRD HOW TO BE CREATIVE VIDEO: Get the book that inspired this video. Get a free trial of the best music for your videos: Protect Your Internet! Microphone Used: WATCH OUR VIDEO ON MINDHUNTER: FREE SQUARESPACE TRIAL AND 10 PERCENT OFF FIRST PURCHASE: Support Your Local Video Essayer: Facebook: Twitter: In this Essay I explore how you can break through your creative blocks and start creating your… Read Article →

Sorry To Bother You - STICK TO THE SCRIPT! [Film Analysis with Maggie Mae Fish]

Sorry To Bother You – STICK TO THE SCRIPT! [Film Analysis with Maggie Mae Fish]

SPOILERS! Please watch the movie first! More of Maggie’s FILM ANALYSIS vids: Zora Bikangaga’s links: Zora’s short “No More White Women” — Dopetown 3000 (comedy hip hop podcast) — Cody Ziglar’s links: “Be Civil” directed by Cody: Works Cited: – Gillette “We Believe – The Best Men Can Be” – Victoria’s Secret Superbowl Commerical – “Uncharted” Peleton Commercial – Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sits down with Andrew Ross Sorkin… Read Article →

How to Write a Good Story

How to Write a Good Story

Humans are and can be storytellers. But when it comes to writing a good story, you may feel stumped, even if you have a vivid imagination and a million great ideas. You want to create something original, not a cliché! To write a good story, you have to get inspired, develop your content, and then revise your work until you’ve written the best story you can write. If you want… Read Article →

The Career of Barry Jenkins

The Career of Barry Jenkins

Script, script and the script. The four most important things to make a good film. With his three features, Barry Jenkins has proved he mastered the first two. This is a look at how Barry approaches story through place and budget, through background and race. If you want to look at the clips from podcasts, masterclasses and interviews, here are links: 00:55 – 01:01 – 01:39 – 03:51 – 04:47… Read Article →