Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Yasujiro Ozu: Quiet Cinematography

Here's a short case study featuring cinematographer Yasujiro Ozu that focuses on his use of depth, composition and pillow shots.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In her new book, GRIT, she explores the science of why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent alone doesn’t guarantee success. She shows that perseverance and passion matter at least as much as talent and intelligence.

// What Is Your GRIT Score?

NPR: Human Brain

// The Power And Problem Of Grit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Art of the Heist: The Lady In Gold

Fantastic documentary and unbelievable story about Maria Bloch-Bauer Altmann's battle with the Austrian government to regain possession of her family's famous painting  Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by master painter Gustav Klimt. The painting was originally stolen from the family by the Nazis at the outset of World War II.

Art of the Heist: The Lady In Gold