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The Director of Shazam on the Problem Solving of Filmmaking and YouTube Video Essays

*Spoiler warning if you haven’t seen Shazam* Filmmaker David F. Sandberg, who most recently directed Shazam!, discusses the ‘problem solving of filmmaking’ while taking a few subtle jabs at the video essay genre on YouTube that often critique films for continuity flaws as well as explore the deeper meanings behind a film’s storylines. The critically acclaimed director actually rose to prominence through his no-budget horror short films under the pseudonym ponysmasher, whom he still frequently posts as on YouTube. This video offers some interesting insight into the filmmaking process viewers…

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Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Sce OMG Look At His Hands

Professional rock climber and free-solo ascent legend Alex Honnold breaks down rock climbing clips from both real life and film, including ‘Mission Impossible II,’ ‘Point Break,’ ‘Star Trek V,’ ‘Failure to Launch,’ ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Vertical Limit’ and ‘Cliffhanger’ I love his enthusiasm, and his knowledge and insight is not only extraordinary—but understandable and accessible to general audiences. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/alex-honnold-breaks-down-iconic-rock-climbing-scenes/

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