February 12, 2013
By Rick Santos
Infographics are not only informative but also fun! They cover every topic from science to pop-culture (movies are prominent in this category – especially Star Wars– here’s one about how to defend the Death Star).
In maintaining the niche of Filmlinker, here are the best “filmmaking” Infographics (click on each thumbnail for the full picture):
“I want to make…”
Here are 4 great “I want to make…” infographics created by Canal+
The next set of infographics are more in the “technical” side of filmmaking.
Scene Anatomy (Inglorious Basterds – Infographic by Jordan Anderson
First, we have a breakdown of a Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. It dissects Scene 1 from 2:06-21:20. It breaks down the shots, characters, dialogue, etc. – every detail you can think of in a fun, graphical concept.
Next, we have “Inside the DIY Filmmakers Toolkit” by Wistia. The tools of the trade for every low-budget indie filmmaker. From the handheld camera to the wheel chair dolly. All in an interesting artful representation.
And… a graphical depiction of the lessor known crew positions on a movie set – by Oxymoron Entertainment.
Lessor Known Jobs in a movie by Oxymoron Entertainment
Even more technical…
The next one is titled, “Machines in Movies.” It’s not the Terminator. It illustrates the computing power that is behind big-budget films (designed by Brocade).
What exactly is IMAX? This one explains it all!
Have you thought about making a 3-D movie? This next one titled, “3-D Bubble” explains its history (where its been and where its going), the business and how 3-d works.
The next series looks at working in the film industry.
Let’s start with a humorous look at “what’s your place in the film industry?”
Here’s a more serious look at a career in film – from the folks at GetInMedia.com. It lists basically every professional job – and asks, “Where do you fit in?”
And another… “Film Careers: Where to Begin.”
This set covers business side of things – movie money, distribution, ratings, etc. – you get the picture (no pun intended).
First, IMDB – “By the Numbers” – (Facts and Figures About the Films that Populate the Internet Movie Database).
Another “money” one – “Reel Dollars – The Flow Of Money Though the Film Industry.”
Next – “The Advent of Online Film Distribution.”
And for the funny one from Collegehumor.com on “How Movie Ratings Actually Work.” Here’s an excerpt on what PG-13 actually means:
You can still show PG-13 movies on cable without editing them, making this a completely meaningless designation. Probably more violence than sex.”
The final 3 infographics will illustrate a historical look at the first filmmakers, how editing evolved and an interactive look at the history of film.
The The Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis were known as the first filmmakers. This graphic celebrates their 150th anniversary and their contribution to Cinema.
Next is “Quick Facts: Editing – by The Art of Guillotine.” This one goes through the “first cut” in the silent film days to the modern day. It describes the different eras and the different editing styles that make up the art that is editing film.
And finally, I’ll end this post with “The History of Film: 2,000 Films, 20 Genres, 100 Years.” This is an interactive look at 100 years of film. Just click on the image and then scroll over the graphic for all the info.
That’s 20 infographics! Do you have one that I missed?
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