Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Zack Schneider!

Zak Schneider, some people love him, some people hate him...I couldn't really care less. He debuted with a pretty decent (but not a patch on the original) remake of Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead'. He then moved onto the much man-loved '300', which oddly seemed to get the boys more excited about male muscles than the girls. Recently he directed the long awaited, and highly controversial, film adaptation of Alan Moore's celebrated graphic novel 'Watchmen'. Say what you will about ol' Zacky, but we can all agree, he likes him some slow motion. It could be argued that it is used in excess, but it makes more great analysis material. The slomo he uses is very smooth, and extremely slow. He likes to cut really fast to slow in the same shot, which is what I want to do in the shot where Breadbeard swings from the boat onto the scooter.

Now I would love to show examples but those lovely boys down at Warner Bros has disabled the embedding for these videos. Instead I shall leave you with the links.

For that famous scene from 300:

For the Rorschach vs Police scene from Watchmen:

And for the death of the Comedian from Watchmen:


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