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Brad Bird- Playful Cinema

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In the realm of underrated filmmakers, Brad Bird stands out as a director whose work has been and continues to be some of the most joyful. This is an analysis of his playful, theme-park-attraction, stuff-your-face-with-popcorn, blockbuster style.

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Brad Bird on How to Compose Shots (Bird was a creative consultant on 'King of the Hill' and this pdf is a collection of composition notes he gave to the animators) - http://bit.ly/1TTfKQw


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Brad Bird The Iron Giant The Incredibles Ratatouille Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Tomorrowland Disney Pixar Royal Ocean Film Society Royal Ocean Film Society film form film analysis cinematography playful cinema cinema

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Asher Isbrucker . 2017-03-16
I was an extra on Tomorrowland, and I can attest to Brad Bird's playfulness in his daily work, at least from my limited exposure to him. Our first day on set we're all dressed in period costume, milling about before shooting begins, and in the background is this older guy with glasses and a backwards baseball cap running around filming everything with his iPhone, with a big smile on his face. Not knowing what Brad Bird looked like at the time, I thought this was just an enthusiastic grip or gaffer or somebody.

Then we all sit down for some announcements from the first AD, who gives us the schedule for the day, then hands it off to Brad Bird, who wants to talk to the extras (feature directors very rarely interact with the extras). We all sit up and look around, and up to the stage runs the guy with the backwards baseball cap—Brad Bird. He's filming the crowd and has a huge smile on his face. He introduces himself and tells us about the film, reminds us of our importance to the atmosphere of the film, the context of the scene and so on, again not something you usually get from a director. He treated us as professionals, not just "extras" but background actors, and made us feel a part of the film.

Throughout the couple days we were shooting, he just seemed like a kid with the most expensive toys in the world—clearly living his dream. Very professional still, but he just exuded this pure joy, you could tell he absolutely loved what he was doing. The way he directed young George Clooney, he didn't talk down to him as a child, he crouched down to his level and spoke to him as a peer, he levelled with him, and I can't think of any better way to get a great performance out of a child actor.

I only spoke with him very briefly, just exuding praise and admiration cause I couldn't do anything else, but everything about him just seemed genuine and playful, as this essay so eloquently illustrates, and that comes across in his films. That's just my perspective from my experience on set.
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Lagos, Stammvater der Ptolemäer . 2018-09-10
Deutsche Tony Hawk
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Cinedojo . 2018-08-13
This 1-2-3 structure is fantastic. It’s what makes his work so dynamic, tough to get bored or distracted as he demands your attention. Very elegant stuff
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Miguel Angel Cuesta . 2018-07-27
Great video, thanks for making this content.
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thescowlingschnauzer . 2018-07-20
Snappy 1-2-3 setup = 3 panel comic strip
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Tedimations . 2018-07-18
Great video!
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all things fascinating . 2018-07-13
But you are trying to cover too many themes with just one video. So started feeling dizzy after a while.
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all things fascinating . 2018-07-13
This is a nice video.
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Dave F . 2018-07-09
Tomorrowland is indeed underrated. Though interestingly, I wonder what The Force Awakens would’ve been like if Bird hadn’t passed it up to direct Tomorrowland. My guess is it would’ve been much better, especially when you compare Abrams to Bird.
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Dylan Harding . 2018-07-08
Movies aren’t supposed to be fun, but they definitely can be. Just a minor, yet important, clarification.
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Henry Barbee . 2018-07-05
Fantastic video, great analysis of Brad’s form!
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Wesley Lin . 2018-07-05
Is this not tony?????
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JeffNotes . 2018-06-30
Amazingly made essay to one of the directors I consider a mentor. And major props for a funny way to end this essay! =D
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Anthony Villanueva . 2018-06-27
Maybe that's why I felt that the characters in The Incredibles were more like CGI actors than, well CGI. I've never seen an animated movie feel so real.
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enzmondo . 2018-06-26
Holy shit! I just realised Bird had to do a long take in a fucking 2D animated film. You know how hard that shit is? It's almost fucking impossible. Walt Disney himself had to create a contraption to mimic a moving camera in a 2D plane. He called it the MultiPlane Camera (I hope he patented that). I don't know how Bird and the animators did those scenes with camera movement but I'm utterly amazed. Does anyone have sources sources that talk about how the animated all the camera movements in the Iron Giant? Camera movements in 3D animation is standard. 3D animation is camera movement. Quick action-based movies like Ghost Protocol requires quick camera movement. That's why Bird feels at home with creating it. Again, I need to know they did it in the Iron Giant.

EDIT: Never mind. Apparently he used Macromedia's Director and Adobe After Effects to create complex animated storyboards for the movie itself. Here's the full article that Bird wrote, talking about how he animated the camera in The Iron Giant a year before it was released. https://www.awn.com/animationworld/director-and-after-effects-storyboarding-innovations-iron-giant
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Leo Fk . 2018-06-22
Beautiful video!!
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The FirstBourne . 2018-06-18
You had good points, but you lost me when you kept speeding up one-two-three and it felt a little unprofessional there, that and just telling people off about Tomorrowland. People had reasons for not really liking that movie so much. I have my personal reasons, which is more the script instead of Brad Bird's directing, which is really on point. I don't know, it felt like you were just being a little overly obssessed with Brad Bird as if you were not accepting that his movies can have flaws
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TheComedian95 . 2018-06-15
Doubt you guys will read this, but I've got a fair bit of experience in screenwriting a lot of the study of film - this video essay was really, really good. You've just shaped someone's writing.
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MsDaydream3r . 2018-06-14
FINALLY! Someone who knows animation should be treated as a medium, NOT a genre. As an artist aspiring to work in the animation industry, you have no idea how refreshing that is to hear.
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Oliver Misbach . 2018-06-11
You punch that guy Brad. He absolutely deserves it.

I think the same thing about anime. The conception that it's a separate genre is harming most of the work in the "genre". Too many anime shows and movies have become obsessed with idolizing the status quo, which isn't that good to begin with. Not to mention a horde of fans who don't know how to tell good storytelling from bad. They only know what's different and what's not. I remember an incident where fans complained when the animation in a few episodes of Naruto got BETTER.

I know I've gotten off topic, but I love how anime has a constant stream of creative settings compared to American film. But it all too often gets stained by bad practices.Most of Studio Ghibli's movies are a great example of the creativity without the negative aspects common in most anime.

If you've gotten this far, thanks for being willing to read through my rant.
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Vinicius RDLP . 2018-05-27
I honestly think Tomorrowland is a pretty weak movie. But I just realised that 2 of my favorite movies, Mission Impossible 4 and Ratatouile are by the same director.
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austin small . 2018-05-25
All of Brad Bird's ideas on animation are hollow because they're out of line with historical realities such as the demise of hand drawn animation in North America.
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Misadventure! . 2018-05-22
There is something so satisfying about how the camera is in sync with the eye roll at 3:55
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Omar Hesham . 2018-05-21
Man of steel camera is equally amazing.
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string1414 . 2018-04-16
This is incredible
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Luke Passos . 2018-04-03
Brad Bird is my favourite director ever, I sent a letter to Pixar in California and received a signed Incredibles poster. I dream of working with that guy someday.
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Luke Passos . 2018-04-03
Very interesting your perspective on Brad bird's choice of shot placement. Although I have always admired his interpretation of character development, little actions that lead to me getting super interested on their personalities.
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Tessa Trejo Sithat . 2018-03-25
I looooove brad bird
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Jake Moody . 2018-03-22
Incredible video
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Soufian Nlachguer . 2018-03-02
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Soufian Nlachguer . 2018-03-02
يا جماعة انا ربحت هاتف آيفون 8 مجانا ❤ و 2 من عائلتي ربحو ، لتربح انت ايضا اكتب في جوجل ROB7AK و ادخل للموقع الآول ، بسرعة 🔥 قبل انتهاء العرض اكتبوا في 🔍 جوجل rob7ak و ادخلو للموقع الاول الموقع له مصداقية من جوجل .
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Soufian Nlachguer . 2018-03-02
اكتبوا
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Carlos Bradley . 2018-03-01
I'm pretty sure you are youtube's cinematography hidden gem..I am going to use all of your tips. Your perspective has mad film fun again. (IT'S NOT ABOUT THE CAMERA!)
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applepie468 . 2018-02-22
What does it in mean for a film to be in scope
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Chelsea . 2018-02-20
Brad Bird came to a Q&A that was mostly filled with animation students and he stressed the importance of studying film, not just animated ones, but all film. Animators are film makers as well, ... we just have to spend a little longer on our final cut.
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Zilla Films . 2018-02-13
I actually liked tomorrowland
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Carmela Pedicini . 2018-02-13
This channel is an absolute delight. Well-researched, wonderfully edited, pertinently written.

Thank you so much for this amazing analysis!
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guitarvibe75 . 2018-01-06
If you wanna watch history-defining animation cinema, go back and watch Tin Tin. Miles ahead of anything else
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Promateur Ent. . 2018-01-03
7:10
JESUS CHRIST YOU KILLED IT BY CALLING IT A GENRE
Just kidding.
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gowri kolal . 2017-12-19
convince me that tomorrowland was fantastic
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Fatima Siddiqui . 2017-12-11
OMG YES FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT! TOMORROWLAND IS GREAT (except for the end)
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Captain Nerd . 2017-12-05
I love Brad Bird's cinematography
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Saionba Meitei . 2017-11-29
where do you learn all this?
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Johnny Nemo . 2017-11-04
Tomorrowland is shot brilliantly, terrible script. I can see why you would enjoy it though because you're focusing on cinematography. Otherwise great video.
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Thicc Boss . 2017-09-26
https://youtu.be/_FzzIDgVLm8?t=595 shots fired

you know that he's talking about?, you don't have to elaborate or clarify , but................ i'm starting to think this is part of the bigger picture
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Naomi . 2017-09-05
Brad Bird is up there with Edgar Wright when it comes to impressive story telling.
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matthew twitchell . 2017-08-07
Brad bird did the iron giant and the incredibles
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mr000brightside . 2017-08-02
"It's bad to kill. Guns kill. And you don't have to be a gun. You are what you choose to be. You choose. Choose."
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variousthings . 2017-07-31
A few people in these comments have praised the Incredibles/Tomorrowland cut at 2:18. But I like the moment at 2:47 when it cuts from Hogarth in The Iron Giant saying "Bad robot!" to a shot by J.J. Abrams.

(Because Bad Robot is the name of Abrams' production company - the company under which Bird directed Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.)
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L33TBrownGuy . 2017-07-08
playfully I think Peter Jackson well the beginning with the hobbits or everything Edgar Wright does
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