Film School: The Spielberg Oner

A still from Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1975)

A look at how the master delivers story and character without cutting.

Every Frame A Painting offers engaging insights into storytelling in film, and their video essays are outstanding examples of visual storytelling in themselves. Dynamic video essay duo Tony & Taylor look at director Steven Spielberg‘s use of the single take, and his techniques such as reframing, to tell volumes purely through carefully-planned camera composition and movement.

Further Viewing

I’ve included this in another post, but it’s worth mentioning here: a key element in Spielberg’s filmmaking, alongside or even integral to his reframing, is his sound design. Watch Nerdwriter‘s stunning deconstruction of a Spielberg oner in Munich: