May 30, 2012

How To Slate A Movie, Tarantino-Style

I came across this delightful little montage on a friend's Facebook feed earlier this month and stored it away for a rainy day. Or a rainy evening.  So here it tis; a compilation of the creative slating skills of Quentin Tarantino's saucy and smart-assed 2nd AC on INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.

This is easily my favorite Tarantino movies and also one of the my favorite films of the new millenium.  So the fact that the slating on this movie is equally amazing only makes sense.  What's most insightful about this too is the amount of setups for a given scene as Tarantino goes through the alphabet once, twice and even three times. That means there are sometimes more than 48 shots for one given scene.  Wow. That's a hells-a-lot of coverage but on a big budget film, that is the luxury you get.

Fortunately, Taranatino made the most of his shots.  And his 2nd made the most of her slates.

No comments:

Post a Comment