Tag Archives: Storytelling

When Content Overrides Aesthetic Quality – PART II

Emmanuel Lubezki is a master cinematographer. Allow me to do the hipster thing and say: I liked him before The Tree of Life (more on that later). The underrated reason is called A Little Princess (1995). I’m probably biased in this. The film made a huge impression on me when I was a child, and […]

Murmuration: When Content Overrides Aesthetic Quality – PART I

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/31158841 w=500&h=400] I saw this video when it was Vimeo’s staff pick a while ago, and my jaw dropped. What struck me most, after the beauty of the starlings, was the fact that this pixelated, blurry, shaky video could have such a profound emotional pull on me. (Yes, profound– maybe I overreacted, but I […]