Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1000 frames of hitchcock


Hitchcock was a master of composition. This site endeavors to boil down his films to 1ooo frames. I can lose myself in these...

This is important as you do your dialogue shots...really pay attention to your framing and avoid the 'i'll get to it later' syndrome.

2 comments:

Steve Masuda said...

Awesome! I like how it breaks things down into frames. I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks for the link Jeff.

jeff said...

it's actually useful to do crude sketches from these...look at the framing on psycho...pure genius!

hitchcock obsessively drew his storyboards, mostly to save on money as he did his films on tight budgets (the boards in themselvs are really beautiful) and you can see the sense of craft.