Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
Insightful tribute to the great Japanese animator director Satoshi Kon who died 4 years ago this week. Tony Zhou has put together a short video essay to present the sophisticated editing style and scene compositioning of Satoshi which has inspired many well known Hollywood productions - video embedded below:
Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.
Figured out how to do transparency in ms paint and it is a PAIN I really should just switch back to gimp.
In a story full of manipulative lies and harmful silences, Leorio is a pillar of exuberant truth and boisterous posturing, Leorio’s great.
The continuity for head-shape is very loose in HxH, which is part of what keeps it so dynamic. Same goes for Jojo. A lot of comics avoid shots from like. Underneath the chin or wherever because that angle isn’t terribly flattering, or the angle doesn’t suit the abstraction in their drawing style. Togashi and Araki rock that underchin.
Rereading hxh ch 36 and paying attention to all the times Togashi has characters break the frame…
First is an establishing shot of Killua and Illumi, pretty standard. Like those full body shots they reserve for character introductions.
Next is a shot of Kurapika and Leorio, reacting to Killua’s desire to make friends after two pages of closed-frame discussion with Illumi. The frame break here emphasizes that they are outside of the conversation; popping out makes them spectators, like us.
The next 3 are Leorio getting mad at Illumi and shouting, or getting ready to shout. I love you, Leorio, you’re a gift.The break-outs are aided by his height. The first serves as a transition… the next too give impact to Leorio’s anger and encouragement.
Next we have Illumi’s hand reaching out of the frame, threatening to kill us or our best friend. Unsettling.
Leorio and Kurapika again! Same function as the previous one; a reaction shot that doesn’t disrupt the continuity of the rest of the action.
Last one is the sound of Gon slamming a door.
I need to get back into the camper mentality and assume it will always rain. Much safer that way.
But the books are okay! I got some more hxh at a buck a volume, a copy of the Paprika novel (that I can’t read yet because novels don’t include furigana but I’m getting there), and a Sambomaster cd. Book-off is the best.
it’s cool that ms paint lets you color like this but it’s practically impossible to use at all
This is who they have playing as Wonder Woman 😒
the only wonder woman i recognize is gina torres and/or laverne cox.
and lucy lawless.
the tags literally say “weareright” and “loveidf” fascism is so creepy
YOUR NEW WONDER WOMAN
Well that was short lived and disappointing.