Re-post : Understanding Movement In Composition Through The Work Of Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa behind the camera. A condemned thief is rescued from the gallows to impersonate a powerful warlord in 20th Century-Fox's "Kagemusha," an epic saga of feudal conflict in medieval Japan, directed by Japan's most celebrated filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa.Akira Kurosawa is one of the most famous film director of cinema history. Everybody knows that, right? But it’s always interesting to see exactly why, and what we can learn from him. This video (reposted from this page), explains the use of movement in Akira Kurosawa‘s films to make the shots expressive, narrative in their form.

This, of course, mostly talks about the art of filming, but since video games have a lot in common with cinema, the benefit is obvious.

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