Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting – Tony Zhou – Medium


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Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff. The existing videos will, of course,…
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The script for what was supposed to be the final episode of Every Frame a Painting.
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february 2018 by silentbicycle
A really nice description of what it takes to make a Youtube channel. Maybe 100j in mediation?
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Particularly for the bit that stresses the importance of independence, because that's what helps you control the balance of the "fast, cheap, good: pick two" triangle.
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(25) Gutted, Every Frame a Painting closes — )
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"Nearly every stylistic decision you see about the channel — the length of the clips, the number of examples, which studios’ films we chose, the way narration and clip audio weave together, the reordering and flipping of shots, the remixing of 5.1 audio, the rhythm and pacing of the overall video — all of that was reverse-engineered from YouTube’s Copyright ID."

"I spent about a week doing brute force trial-and-error. I would privately upload several different essay clips, then see which got flagged and which didn’t. This gave me a rough idea what the system could detect, and I edited the videos to avoid those potholes.

So something that was designed to restrict us ended up becoming our style."

"And yet there were major problems with all of these decisions. We wouldn’t realize it until years later. But by creating such a simple, approachable style that skirted the edge of legality, we pretty much cut ourselves off from our most ambitious topics.

For instance, we’d always wanted to talk about Tarkovsky, but it’s impossible to talk about how he moved the camera without talking about why he moved the camera — and that meant playing very long shots (impossible due to Copyright ID) and discussing religion.

Similarly, we could never figure out how to tackle Agnes Varda, because our favorite idea required shooting new footage that didn’t mesh well with what existed."
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december 2017 by simondoggett
Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff.

The existing videos will, of course, remain online. But there won’t be any new ones.

The following is the script for what was supposed to be the final episode, voiced by both Taylor and myself. We were never able to make it. But we think it may be useful to some of you making your own work on the Internet, so we’re publishing it here.
december 2017 by jmtan
Horrible news. RIP Every Frame a Painting. Best video series ever (via ) (…
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december 2017 by Smokler
With some interesting tips on how the series was run (the answer is pretty standard: using notebooks, finding information in books instead of using obvious Google results, and a few more guidelines).
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"Nearly every stylistic decision you see about the channel — the length of the clips, the number of examples, which studios’ films we chose, the way narration and clip audio weave together, the reordering and flipping of shots, the remixing of 5.1 audio, the rhythm and pacing of the overall video — all of that was reverse-engineered from YouTube’s Copyright ID."

"I spent about a week doing brute force trial-and-error. I would privately upload several different essay clips, then see which got flagged and which didn’t. This gave me a rough idea what the system could detect, and I edited the videos to avoid those potholes.

So something that was designed to restrict us ended up becoming our style."

"And yet there were major problems with all of these decisions. We wouldn’t realize it until years later. But by creating such a simple, approachable style that skirted the edge of legality, we pretty much cut ourselves off from our most ambitious topics.

For instance, we’d always wanted to talk about Tarkovsky, but it’s impossible to talk about how he moved the camera without talking about why he moved the camera — and that meant playing very long shots (impossible due to Copyright ID) and discussing religion."
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december 2017 by nodalpoint
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Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff. The existing videos will, of course, remain online. But there won’t be any new ones. via Pocket
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december 2017 by archizoo
This, like everything Tony and Taylor did, is very good. Not just on film, but on creative work, too.
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december 2017 by infovore
(It sucks that I find things like this once they're finished!)
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december 2017 by swampers
Really excellent breakdown of the process behind making Every Frame a Painting on YouTube. Discusses rights, research, logging, project management and burnout.
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december 2017 by mildlydiverting
Thank you. I love all of the videos.
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Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff. The existing videos will, of course, remain online. But there won’t be any new ones. via Pocket
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december 2017 by tonyhue
The script for what was supposed to be the final episode of Every Frame a Painting.
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december 2017 by hagus
"The most important part of the process is to forget."
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RT : Oh this needs to go STRAIGHT into somebody's "algorithmic aesthetics" Ph.D. thesis

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december 2017 by josedante
Absolutely glorious wrap-up essay about the creative process that went into Every Film A Painting, and why it ended, by Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos.
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