Film School: Video Essays – part 1

Lessons from the Screenplay | The Matrix - Exposition In Action Lessons from the Screenplay | The Matrix - Exposition In Action

Drawing Focus: using motion design to highlight the text.

Nerdwriter‘s video essay on Art Speigelman’s Maus focuses on just one page of the iconic graphic novel, using colour and line to emphasise words and panel details, and interpolating other sources into the comic page’s existing framework:

Another example from Nerdwriter, this time using type – colour and composition change and rearrange, illustrating his analysis of the text through information design:

Lessons from the Screenplay uses type to structure its exploration:

  • section heading font
  • quote font
  • screenplay font

At one point, text is literally highlighted to show the function of dialogue in the script for The Matrix: