There are boring ways to make movies and then there is the much more satisfying creative process of filmmaking. Tony Zhou of Every Frame Painting pits the two techniques next to each other, showing how directors can visually tell a story when the scene just involves characters in a room. Sometimes people provide shapes.

Tony Zhou writes:

One of Akira Kurosawa's many gifts was staging scenes in ways that were bold, simple and visual. I'm working on a longer essay about him and this piece didn't make the cut, so I'm releasing it as a short standalone video.

It's only a short look but it reminds me of Zhou's explainer on why American comedies suck.


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