I eat this stuff up with a spoon. From Tony Zhou’s excellent Every Frame A Painting series:
One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a simple quadrant system, Refn puts plenty of subtle touches within the frame. Let’s take a look.
2 thoughts on “Cinematography: The Quadrant System in “Drive””
Love these kind of things too – or clips which show repeated themes / scenes.
Some more I’ve collected over time :
Film Maker IQ : https://vimeo.com/filmmakeriq
Varies between theory, history and tech.
Brian Carroll : https://vimeo.com/briancarroll/videos
Mostly compilations and no narrartion
Also Duncaon Robson
Does similar to Brian Carroll – repeated items. Sometime from just one film (e.g. instances of a word) or sometimes from various films – such as this no the three point landing.