Today’s Daily Create submitted by Kevin Hodgson is a beauty. And it also is a hot tip to cool little bookmarklet tool that prints out a sheet of stills from a YouTube video. Turns out I watched Jules Dassin’s 1947 noir classic Brute Force for the first time last night, and the open sequence really struck me. It was so noirgeous, replete with the stark blacks and whites, an imposing institutional establishing shots, and a sense of imprisonment within the frames. Noir to the core! I looked for the opening on YouTube, and lo and behold there it was it all it’s glory through minute 6 (and you can find the whole film quite easily on YouTube as well):
I gave the Print YouTube Bookmarklet a go and out came this:
Todd Conaway noted what a useful visual aide this could be for anyone discussing a particular scene in a film:
@jimgroom Like a one click visual summary. Sort of. Would be an interesting visual aid for student presentation on portion of film.
— Todd Conaway (@Todd_Conaway) June 29, 2016
And it struck me that it is kind of like the anti-GIF, a series of shots that suggest movement but are all static. And I love the way it helps you track the different use of camera angles and colors (or lack there of) in one glance. So cool. And check out Paul Bond’s take on this Daily Create with a little Replacements music video love.