Im I watching a movie, or reading am I reading it?

To an untrained eye movies are just another story being told to audience.  But there is so much more behind that.  There are thousands of hours of thinking of the idea, setting up the idea, producing the idea, and executing the idea.  All of the steps are insanely difficult in their own ways, but that is why they spend tons of money hiring the best in fields. But lets not get carried away, we are here to talk about Roger Ebert’s “How to Read a Movie”.  He talks about ways that he teaches film.  When someone has a question he stops the film and joins in on the conversation.  This allows the audience to get an experts insight on the question.  This also takes away from the standard “this is how it is in the book, memorize it.” This leaves the class as an open ended lecture, allowing the audience to ask questions beyond their norms. The one lesson that I didn’t like was how he make it sound like filmmakers was only a formal job, and you had to have a vase amount of knowledge to get involved. He states this by saying he’s, “never heard of a director or cinematographer who ever consciously applied [the “laws” of visual space].” Video can be practiced by anyone and everyone, going to a university can help, but those who are passionate about it, and don’t have the money to go can defiantly become great.

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