Filmmaking, art, design, photography, and other randomness.
You can see my work at zadie.com.
My t-shirt line for filmmakers filmtees.com.
And my podcast about visual storytelling visualstory.net.
The new episode of Visual Story has posted. On this one I talk with Rob Gokee. about the music of Requiem for a Dream. We also discuss some of the visual elements of the film, and a few other things including why some great actor wouldn’t want to cross paths with us on the street.
On the latest episode of the Visual Story podcast, I speak with Micha Schmidt about sound design. We talk about the sound design of Transformers and the more subtle use of sound in Heat and Se7en.
On this episode of the Visual Story podcast, Paul Zadie and Matt Wallin go back to a 1976 classic and talk about some of the visual story elements of All the President’s Men. They talk about composition, lighting techniques, camera movement, pacing, and a few other things.
I am very proud to announce VISUAL STORY, a podcast dedicated to studying the art and craft of motion picture storytelling.
The idea behind this podcast is to analyze, study, and learn storytelling from some really great films.
The only rule is; No tech, only technique.
We discuss films from strictly a storytelling perspective. The guest gets to pick a film to discuss, and we talk about a wide range of storytelling crafts like editing, production design, sound design, music/score, blocking, composition, lens choice, lighting, color, animation, visual effects, character or creature design, pacing, rhythm, wardrobe. Any technique that is used to tell the story.
The goal is to try and figure out what makes the story great, and how the various filmmaking techniques are used to effectively tap into our emotional cores. We’ll take a look at what makes something scare us, make us laugh, cry, or just leave us awestruck with our jaws on the floor. Those things don’t just happen. They are planned and executed using a combination of proven techniques. The goal of this podcast is to study those techniques to become better filmmakers and storytellers.
I hope you enjoy it!