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The Art of the Suit-Up Scene

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Josh Reichlin

I'm a fan of several things. Mostly food, sauces and dancing.

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Epic music, quick cuts, gratuitous close-ups, and sounds of things clicking: in a nutshell, these represent the art of the Hollywood suit-up scene. They are simple, quick shots of adrenaline that kick the movie into the next gear without much viewer effort. Growing up, this was one of my favorite parts of a movie. It was easy for me to understand, and the lack of special effects made it a snap to re-enact at home.
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12 Songs That Define 80's Cinema

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Andrew Maxwell

A twentysomething man of industry. Filmmaker and animator.

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Disclaimer: This list is not biased, these are data facts derived from knowledge and market research, cool hunting, surveyed online analytics, and the Google.
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TV Newscasts: 1977 vs. 2009

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Josh Reichlin

I'm a fan of several things. Mostly food, sauces and dancing.

After watching the pride of CNN, Rick Sanchez on and off for a bit one day, I realized that Twitter, the most useful website on the planet, was in fact getting more screen time than the actual "breaking" news.

That sparked my fancy to journey back to a time before the internet, when TV stations were king. Thanks to YouTube, I present to you a newscast from Chicago, 1977.

Bob Petty, Chicago Eyewitness News,1977

To me, everything seemed a bit more honest back in then. The show was shot on film, reporters were straightforward and the on-screen graphics were simple and minimal.

Here is where we are today.

Rick Sanchez, CNN, 2009

Twitter Sanchez from wreckandsalvage on Vimeo.

Of course, the above video is an edited exaggeration of the show, but it isn't far from the truth. Realistically, Twitter only takes up about 60% of the time.

Technical Directors please take note, news broadcasts do not have to look like a commercial for Sunday Night Football. Less is more.

P.S. when is news not breaking anymore?

Vaya Con Dios, Bodhi

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Josh Reichlin

I'm a fan of several things. Mostly food, sauces and dancing.

RIP Patrick Swayze. Here are a few of my favorite pieces you left us with.

Roundup: 5 second videos in 8-bit

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Josh Reichlin

I'm a fan of several things. Mostly food, sauces and dancing.

Okay, the I Fight Dragons blog is awesome. Packy Lundholm's post that took me on a trip down NES memory lane officially branded me a fan.

I decided to do a tribute to that post in the form of 5, 5 second clips inspired by old video games, in no particular order.

Here's to I Fight Dragons:

An epic hero

Megaman - A five second project. from Chris Green on Vimeo.


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