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  • How Picasso Softens His Dynamic Symmetry Lines
    #502 How’s everyone doing today? Welcome back and thanks for the amazing support! Today we are going to see how Picasso uses dynamic symmetry to organize his composition like a master. The grid might seem rigid for some artists, but the lines can be softened while still locking into the grid. We’ll see exactly how […]

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Dynamic Symmetry – How to Keep it Simple in the Beginning

#500 Wow, we’ve made it to article 500!!! Thanks so much for all of the support everyone, you made this possible! Today we are going to look at dynamic symmetry, and see how we can use it in a simple way at first. A lot of artists are still having a hard time understanding where...

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Vikings S05E01 – ANALYZED CINEMA

#498 Welcome back everybody, huge thanks for the continued support! You keep in-depth articles like this coming. Much love! As artists, we can learn a lot from cinematography. If a film has an experienced cinematographer, like P.J. Dillon of Vikings, they will present the majority of scenes with nice lighting, composition, and design. All which...

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The Simplistic Lighting of Stanley Kubrick

#489 Much love for all of the continued support everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at the lighting used by my all-time favorite director, Stanley Kubrick (see Day 260, #426). He was always a huge inspiration for me in the beginning, when I was learning photography and videography. But...

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Game of Thrones S07E04 – ANALYZED CINEMA

#475 How’s everyone doing today? Hoping you are doing amazing! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the most epic battle scenes in Game of Thrones history! Yes, the smell of singed hair is in the air, because this is the episode...

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Ozark is like a Gregory Crewdson Photo – Analyzed Cinema

#459 Hey everyone, welcome back and much love for all of the support! Today we are going to be looking at an awesome TV Show that blew me away called “Ozark.” It almost seemed like the cinematography was inspired by Gregory Crewdson photos. This means excellent compositions, lighting, and unique story telling. There are tons...

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Configuring Our Dynamic Symmetry Grid – Blade Runner 2049 – Part Two

#449 Alright everyone, welcome back for part two of Blade Runner 2049 Analyzed Cinema. Huge thanks for all of the amazing and continued support! Today we are going to take a look at some more amazing design and composition techniques used in visuals from the Blade Runner 2049 trailer. If you haven’t checked out part one yet,...

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Email Q & A: Blade Runner Analyzed Cinema

#446 This Email Q & A is thanks to Andre Hines. Thanks for being curious and questioning things you see on the internet. Also huge thanks to everyone for the amazing and continued support! I appreciate you all! Today we are going to take a look at the Sci-Fi movie “Blade Runner” (1982) and some
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Mr. Robot Creates Visual Tension with Composition Techniques

#411 Today we are going to take a look at a very entertaining tv series called “Mr. Robot,” which uses several composition techniques in a very effective way to create visual tension. Let’s get into it!

Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 – Analyzed Cinema

#401 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for all of the continued support! I was recently inspired by an old 1979 movie and thought it would be a great way to show how design is used in cinema. This excellent movie is called “Nosferatu the Vampyre,” which was directed by one of my fave’s, Werner Herzog. I’m...

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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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