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Under the Skin – Artistic Cinema Analyzed

354/365 Today we have an awesome look at a very artistic movie that came out recently. The movie is “Under the Skin” directed by Jonathan Glazer. He’s done a couple movies prior to this one, but none as artistic. In fact, he’s created something Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch would be proud of! Let’s take a...

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Center Composition with Stanley Kubrick

260/365 One point perspective is a framing technique which was effectively used by Director, Stanley Kubrick. If you are new to photography or cinematography you’ll probably hear how the center of the frame is a huge no-no, and you should use other techniques to move the subject away from this location as quickly as possible. Well,...

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Creating Great Group Photos Like Annie – Part II

224/365 Welcome back to the second part of this group photo extravaganza! We continue from yesterday on how to arrange a large group of people for your art, and put an end to the curiosity circling the elegantly designed photos of Annie Leibovitz and her team. Today we are taking a closer look at examples, so you...

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Creating Beautiful Group Photos Like Annie – Part I

223/365 Welcome back everyone! I’ve got a great article today for The Master Pass members. If you’ve ever wanted to arrange a large group of people for your art, or are just curious about how Annie Leibovitz and her team create such elegant designs, then this article is for you. I’m going to cover everything...

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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #6

187/365 Today we are going to take a look at an amazingly composed image by Annie Leibovitz. If you had this many celebrities lined up for a photo, where would you start? How would you begin to plan such a masterpiece? Just judging by the composition, someone on her team, if not her, MUST know...

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Gregory Crewdson – ANALYZED PHOTO #3

166/365 Any Crewdson fans out there? I’ve always admired his photography, and this one is just as mysterious and well done as the others. Let’s take a look at his design and see if we can dig deeper into his thought process....

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Georges Seurat – ANALYZED PAINTING

23/365 Georges-Pierre Seurat’s “The Bather’s” is a very well known piece which we’ll analyze closer and see what process he went through while composing this painting. You may be surprised at this master’s compositional skills!...

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Laocoon – ANALYZED SCULPTURE

20/365 Believe it or not, sculptors used design to create their masterpieces as well. I’m sure they start with a sketch, like most good ideas. After that, they can compose it in the rectangle and go from there. The sculpture should be amazing from all sides, so I’m sure they put a lot of effort
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Peter Lippmann – ANALYZED PHOTO

12/365 WEBSITE Today, we can look at Peter Lippmann’s photo to try and figure out what design elements went into it, and what can be improved upon. A commercialized purse advertisement is what this looks like, but it has a classical painting appeal....

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Canon of Design Essentials

7/365 How would you possibly compose the painting above as Pierre Aguste Cot did in his “Springtime” painting? Well, below I break down the design elements he uses to make this masterful composition (see Day 240). Later in the 365 I will analyze this painting and show you all of his tricks....

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