We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. A zoom-heavy tour of the Overlook, title sequence magic demystified, and how not to impede a bike theft.
We could listen to people talk about the art of title design all day long. The thought process that goes in to creating a title sequence for, say, a David Fincher movie is beyond us. If we ever made a movie, the credits would be white font on a black background, Woody Allen-style. Not because we don't enjoy a miniature set piece while we're trying to read the director of photography's name. It's just that we'd just be hopeless and contribute nothing. It's the same thing that happens when we draw. [via Off Book]
Oh boy, here's a collage (montage? zoomtage?) of all the zoom shots from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Why did that movie have so many zoom shots anyway? More importantly, why is that, as we silently chuckle about Kubrick's camera moving in on this or that, we're starting to feel fluttery and unnerved. Even when it's being exposed as ridiculous and over-produced, The Shining plays us like a piano. [via Vulture]