“The frame is a playground. So play.”

“So if you’re a filmmaker, work on this. The frame is a playground. So Play.”
– Tony Zhou

I can’t stop watching the Every Frame is a Painting on Edgar Wright and how to do visual comedy.

Here are Edgar Wright’s 8 (nine including a bonus) techniques for doing visual comedy, according to Zhou:

  1. Things entering the frame in funny ways.
  2. People leaving the frame in funny ways.
  3. There and back again.
  4. Matching scene transitions.
  5. The perfectly timed sound effect.
  6. Action synchronized to the music.
  7. Super dramatic lighting cues.
  8. Fence gags.
  9. Imaginary gunfights.

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