August 27, 2012
Art of the Title
Not only do Title Sequences tell you the name of the film and the stars, they can also set the tone and mood and put you in the right frame of mind to experience the film or TV show to come. Explore the history of the title sequence and how they’ve evolved along with business of filmmaking over the past century.
Misunderstood upon its 2007 release, ‘Zodiac’ now stands as one of the great films of the century. A look back on this postmodern, hyper-realistic, obsessive mystery film about cops, a famous killer, newspapers, and the puzzle that stumped a city.
A Video Essay by Conor Bateman
Conor Bateman observes how analogue and digital, real and constructed, bleed into a paranoid, video-game vision of 1970s San Francisco in David Fincher’s classic crime procedural, Zodiac.
Commissioned by Open City Inc, publisher of RealTime 2017, ©RealTime
Are computer generated visual effects really ruining movies?
We believe that the reason we think all CG looks bad is because we only see “bad” CG. Fantastic, beautiful, and wonderfully executed CG is everywhere – you just don’t know it. Truly great visual effects serve story and character – and in doing so are, by their very definition, invisible.
Written and Narrated by Freddie Wong
Edited by Joey Scoma
Assistant Editor – Joshan Smith