What do The Rocketeer, Captain America, and Indiana Jones have in common? Probably more than you think! In this video we attempt to uncover why The Rocketeer has become such an endearing cult-classic, where its inspiration comes from, how the concept of retrofuturism impacted its enduring popularity, and how it has unexpectedly influenced cinema to this very day…over 30 years after its initial release!
Why Pixar’s Up is a Masterpiece! (Video Essay)
Why Inside Out is a Masterpiece!
Bring out the tissue boxes and open your minds up for some deep thinking, because today I’m reviewing one of my favorite Pixar movies of all time!
Why Tron Legacy is Actually Good
My video essay and review breaking down the storytelling potential in Disney’s Tron Legacy.
How to create lightning in animation! (Disney special effects breakdown: old-school technique)
A quick 2 min. video where I break down how Disney tricks you into seeing something that isn’t there using special optical effects!
I’m trying to do some new things on my YouTube channel to fill in the gaps between my flagship Video Essays…
I figured why not share something I have a passion for: the magic that goes into making our movie dreams a reality! It’s a little more educational then my usual content, but still really fun, so be prepared for that! I don’t know how people will react to shorter educational content like this, but there’s no harm in giving it a try!
It’s DIY technique for creating a lightning effect in your own movie, based on the way the old masters accomplished it! I love the fascinating work that goes on behind-the-scenes of all these famous movies, so I thought that exploring the unique special effects of hand-drawn animation in a bite-size format that makes it easy to understand might be fun! Maybe you’ll even learn how to do it yourself! 🙂