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    Watch: Orson Welles, 'F for Fake,' and the Art of the Video Essay

    Tony Zhou's most recent video essay uses Orson Welles' 'F for Fake' to explain how one builds and structures a video essay.

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    Watch: What If 'Lost in Translation' and 'Her' Were Two Parts of the Same Movie?

    Spike Jonze's 'Her' and Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation,' despite their differences, often seem as if they are part of the same general mood in the minds of their directors: a little sad, a little bemused, a little amused.

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    Watch: Gordon Willis's Framing Techniques in Over 25 Films: A Video Essay

    Gordon Willis was one of the cinema’s greatest artists.

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    Watch: An Exhilarating Supercut of Quentin Tarantino's Profile Shots

    Watching this supercut of profile shots from Tarantino's films is like having a cup of visual espresso.

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    Watch: What Makes GHOSTBUSTERS a Classic? A Video Essay

    This video essay by Bob Chipman, who also calls himself MovieBob, digs into the particular solidity of 'Ghostbusters,' a film which would appear on the surface to be light entertainment, but which reveals itself, under the eye of this sharp analysis, to be a complexly conceived and brilliantly execu...

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    Watch: David Fincher's Early Film Work: A Video Essay

    The early years of David Fincher were, to watch this installment in the excellent Directors Series by the Raccord collective, very different from the later years, at least in content.

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    Watch: How the Boulder Scene from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Was Made and Why It Lasts

    This brisk and informative "Art of the Scene" installment from Cinefix lays out the history of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', and, for our edification, the details of the making of the famous boulder scene.

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    Watch: The Power of Reflection in 120 Films (in Five Minutes)

    Reflections are a common find in every type of film, but what can we learn from them? What does it mean when a character gazes emptily into his or her own reflection? What is communicated when the filmmaker decides to focus on the characters' reflections rather than on their actual bodies?

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    Watch: Why the Colors of 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Are So Important

    On what level do we notice the colors a director of a film or TV show chooses?

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    Watch: An Unsettling Mash-Up of Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' and Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'

    Terrence Malick and Woody Allen would seem to make a rather odd pair, but the reality is that, as this piece by Vince Di Meglio shows, the two have more in common than one might think.

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