Watch: 'The Art of Close-Ups' Video Essay Featuring Edgar Wright
This is totally awesome! If you're a fan of Edgar Wright's movies, or a filmmaker or editor or DP, or just an interested movie lover, this is a must watch video essay. SlashFilm's video mastermind David Chen has delivered another video essay, this one The Art of Close-Ups with Edgar Wright. The video features an 8-minute explanation on close-ups from Edgar Wright, with footage edited together to show exactly what he's talking about, from the "tool-up" close-ups, to the "whip-pan", to advert pack shots, to forcing timing in scenes and more. It's an enjoyable, in-depth look at one of the many tools filmmakers use, and fun to watch.
Watch the The Art of Close-Ups with Edgar Wright video by David Chen, originally from SlashFilm:
Thanks again to SlashFilm for making and posting this video. Chen explains that he was "blown away by the close-ups" in Shaun of the Dead, and asked Edgar Wright about close-ups. He "generously agreed to chat with me at length on this topic. I edited our conversation into a video essay exploring the art of close-ups." Edgar references Martin Scorsese and his films like Taxi Driver, plus his own movies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim and The World's End. He also talks about Director of Photography David Dunlap, who oddly did not work with him again after Shaun. I want to see more Edgar Wright shot technique videos.