The First Movie Camera: Crash Course Film History #2
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The First Movie Camera: Crash Course Film History #2

Hello, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Film History. You probably know Thomas Alva Edison as the inventor of the light bulb or the phonograph, But that’s not entirely true. Gasp! He’s an icon of American innovation, and personally […]

The Editor: Crash Course Film Production #12
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The Editor: Crash Course Film Production #12

A movie, as you know, is basically a sequence of shots. The shots themselves may be beautiful or strange, kinetic or still, bright or dark. And, viewed individually, they might carry some meaning. But the real power of narrative cinema […]

Screenplays: Crash Course Film Production #1
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Screenplays: Crash Course Film Production #1

Hi! I’m not Craig. But you’re in the right place; this is still Crash Course Film. My name is Lily Gladstone, and I’m excited to spend the next fifteen episodes with you exploring film production – how movies actually get […]

A FILM TO DECREASE WORLDSUCK: The Nerdfighters Documentary (2013)
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A FILM TO DECREASE WORLDSUCK: The Nerdfighters Documentary (2013)

[on-screen text] This film features crowd-sourced video in addition to video gathered by the production team. [on-screen text] Nerdfighters from around the world submitted vlogs, footage, and interviews to help make this collaborative documentary. [on-screen text] Anaheim, California [on-screen text] […]

Independent Cinema: Crash Course Film History #12
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Independent Cinema: Crash Course Film History #12

What’s playing at the multiplex today? Another big-budget sequel? The same old romantic comedy? Yet another superhero movie? …probably that last one. A lot of the time, Hollywood is driven by trends. The success of one film or genre inspires […]

Vectors and 2D Motion: Crash Course Physics #4
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Vectors and 2D Motion: Crash Course Physics #4

So far, we’ve spent a lot of time predicting movement: where things are, where they’re going, and how quickly they’re gonna get there. But there’s something missing — something that has a lot to do with Harry Styles. And today, […]

German Expressionism: Crash Course Film History #7
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German Expressionism: Crash Course Film History #7

The earliest days of film were possibly when cinema was its most global as a medium. There was no synchronous sound, so filmmakers had to tell their stories visually – with tools like framing, shot size, and editing – instead […]

The Silent Era: Crash Course Film History #9
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The Silent Era: Crash Course Film History #9

Hollywood, here we come! The glamor! The celebrities! The scandals! I’m not talking about Bennifer or Brangelina. Craig: Are they still things? Nick: No… Craig: I’m kind of out of touch. But I’m not out of touch with the Golden […]