Relieved, to say the least! Without giving away too much, yes, the Vangelis soundtrack and neon-noir lights are back.
I love Christopher Nolan’s style of filmmaking along with Wally Pfister’s / Hoyte Van Hoytema’s cinematography style. I really enjoy cutting together short compilation projects and can’t believe it’s taken me this long to think of creating this (previously I focused his ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy). I tend to find a piece of music first and then think of key images/quotes to define the theme of an edit. I find cutting to music so much more effective. I need to refine my dialogue isolation skills, but I’m proud to now showcase my latest project. I cut this together just using iMovie (I need to renew my Premiere Pro license!).
All clips property of Warner Bros.
Music: “Time” by Hans Zimmer
Over Christmas and New Year I visited Canada for the first time, and caught my first hockey game at the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the New York Islanders. Here’s the footage from my Sony RX100-II cut together in iMovie. Go Leafs Go!
Just like Children Of Men, Gravity and Birdman; I was amazed by Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography in The Revenant. Here’s a short video from Variety, with comments on his career progression from other great cinematographers such as Roger Deakins. There’s some great insights in this 5 minute video, click the thumbnail to check it out.
I watched Predestination earlier this week and was shocked and amazed. If you like time travel films that leave you happily confused at the end, I highly recommended this. It’s a 90 minute mind-bending sci-fi film that’s not based around special effects.
As you may have guessed from rummaging around my website, The Dark Knight is a pretty big deal in my DVD collection. I started playing around with iMovie on my MacBook for the first time, and was surprised at how well it ran compared to Adobe Premiere running on the same machine. Zero lag when scrolling through HD clips. I guess that’s one of the benefits of the entire hardware and software coming from one developer.
None the less, here’s the result of my first use of iMovie. Sure does beat my previous efforts using Windows Movie Maker on my old PC :p