Video Essays – Dan Fox
Recently I have been introduced to Dan Fox and his video essays.
They are a fantastic observation of modern film making, some what centred around JJ Abrams at times!
In the most part they simply inform by demonstration, showing you how directors use framing and the camera to tell stories.
His video on blocking and staging is one of my favourites.
I’ve not always been a huge fan of video essays. But as I work more in education, I am finding them a useful tool to teach with as well as something I am learning from myself.
Especially as they break down subjects and use actually film footage to explain the theories and the subject that is being discussed.
All Videos are worth checking out, and his one on JJ Abrams sums up why I am not his biggest fan and would have rather both Star Trek and Star Wars was given to someone else. Which is an interesting contrast as I am a huge fan of Dan Mindel, the Director of Photography for both…