#117 The Best Filmmaking Technique I Know
Let me tell you about The Golden Action and why it's so awesome
Hello from Paris! It’s lovely to be back here after a long nine months, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. It’s a brief trip, but one I hope C and I can make more often now that travel is a possibility again.
I — by the way — am Adam and this is The Third Something, a newsletter I write as I make films and draw stories. It’s free, usually turns up on a Sunday; you can unsubscribe at any time.
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Don’t worry about being late to the party. My website now has an archive of all my letters, organised by tags. You can pick a topic and explore! 👀
I’ve wanted to write this week’s letter for years.
It’s about a very unique, some might say strange, visual storytelling technique that produces unforgettable moments.
The first time I saw it used in an Alfred Hitchcock film, I was reduced to tears. But I’ve hardly ever seen it used again.
I hope you’re finding this mini-series of craft letters helpful. A lot of it is material I was saving for a course or a book but hey, there’s no time like the present.
Until another Sunday soon,