Posts Tagged ‘Found Footage’

Trollhunter

“What exactly is your job description?” One of the interesting things to explore in the usage of found footage style films is how it can be applied to different genres. Okay, so it works better in some genres than others, but it’s not a genre in and of itself, nor is it restricted to horror…

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Chronicle

“I’m an apex predator.” When making found footage style films, it’s important to stick with the conceit — someone is holding the camera and filming events as they happen, then we someone later stumble upon the footage and watch it to understand what happened. What’s great about Josh Trank’s 2012 debut film ‘Chronicle’ is that…

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Trailer Rewind – The Bay

As I was writing about The History of Future Folk last week, I realized that I have watched several of the films that Pete and Andy have selected as their trailer pick of the week. Many of their picks are films that are high profile, and which you most likely have seen or put in…

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Cloverfield

“You still filming?” “Yeah. People are going to want to know how it all went down.” The J.J. Abrams team jumped into the found footage realm with a fun Godzilla-style monster movie that was kept under strict wraps while filming, to the point where excited audience members actually believed that it might have possibly been…

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Quarantine

“These are all rabies symptoms.” For many audience members, found footage films are just an opportunity to film a horror story on the cheap and don’t bring anything to the table. There are films, however, that work to use the filmmaking style to their advantage in exploring different ways to tell their stories. Sure, it’s…

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