Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki has given me so much more joy, curiosity and amazement/optimism/hope in life:
- Kiki Delivery Service: Even young kids can be entrepreneurs!
- Porco Rosso: Don’t let the past hold you back and empower the youth!
- Castle in the Sky: Go on more epic adventures in life!
- Grave of the Fireflies: War is horrible and be grateful for life.
- My Neighbor Totoro: Follow your curiosity
- The Wind Also Rises: Pursue your passion, no matter what.
- Nausica: Respect nature, animals, and the earth.
- Princess Mononoke: There’s a fine line between “good” and “evil”
- Study the color palette and combinations
- Variety of high angle landscape shots, closeups, and the use of layers and depth
- Filling the frame with details and lots of dynamic movement
- For food, sticking to 3 colors or less (learned this at the Studio Ghibli museum; highly recommended)
Screen shots via Movie Mezzanine
Cinematography and life lessons:
Articles on Cinema
- Part 1: Throne of Blood Cinematography by Akira Kurosawa
- Part 1: Spartacus Cinematography and Philosophy Lessons from Stanley Kubrick
- Part 1: Philosophy and Cinematography of Full Metal Jacket
- Part 3: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 2: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 1: MATRIX Philosophy and Cinematography
- Part 4: Epic Cinematography of 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
- Part 3: Epic Cinematography and Philosophy of 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
- Part 2: Epic Cinematography and Philosophy of 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
- Part 1: Epic Cinematography and Philosophy of 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
- Stanley Kubrick: Master Photographer and Film-Maker
- Lessons Ridley Scott Has Taught Me about Life, Art, and Cinema
- Part 2: Cinematography and Composition Lessons from All the Money in the World (2017) film by Ridley Scott
- Part 1: Cinematography and Composition Lessons from All the Money in the World (2017) film by Ridley Scott
- Cinematography Composition Techniques for Photographers
- Rashomon (1950)
- Ran (Chaos) by Akira Kurosawa
- FIGHT CLUB
- FURY (2014)
- THE MATRIX
- AKIRA PART I / AKIRA PART II
- Batman: The Dark Knight
- Dr. Strange
- Suicide Squad
- Kendrick Lamar: HUMBLE.