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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13 hours ago by patrick
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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4 days ago by llitchi
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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5 days ago by svs
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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5 days ago 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.
7 days ago by jmtan
Horrible news. RIP Every Frame a Painting. Best video series ever (via ) (…
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8 days ago 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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10 days ago by phnk
Now we can close Medium.com

"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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10 days ago by nodalpoint
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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11 days ago by aquinasburke
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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11 days ago by louderthan10
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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11 days ago by thomas.carrington
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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11 days ago by archizoo
This, like everything Tony and Taylor did, is very good. Not just on film, but on creative work, too.
film  everyframeapainting  collaboration  creativity  art 
11 days ago by infovore
(It sucks that I find things like this once they're finished!)
creativity  film  movies  video 
12 days ago by swampers
Really excellent breakdown of the process behind making Every Frame a Painting on YouTube. Discusses rights, research, logging, project management and burnout.
cinematography  nfts  process  video  av  casestudy  editing  youtube 
12 days ago by mildlydiverting
Thank you. I love all of the videos.
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12 days ago by jackysee
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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12 days ago by pelles
The script for what was supposed to be the final episode of Every Frame a Painting.
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12 days ago by hagus
"The most important part of the process is to forget."
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12 days ago by sneak
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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12 days ago by poritsky
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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12 days ago by nikchia
RT : Oh this needs to go STRAIGHT into somebody's "algorithmic aesthetics" Ph.D. thesis

Also, o…
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12 days ago by smith
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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12 days ago 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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12 days ago by jdwaterson
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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12 days ago by Aetles
Every Frame A Painting's postmortem: Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos officially wrap one of the best web series…
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12 days ago by waxpancake
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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12 days ago by timwburch
Here are some habits we picked up while making essays. Take whichever you like, ignore the rest.
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A huge percentage of the Internet is the same information, repeated over and over again. This is especially apparent on film websites; they call it aggregation but it’s really just a nicer way to say regurgitation.
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12 days ago by kmt
Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos announce that they're done with the Every Frame a Painting series, but also write a pretty incredible essay on their creative and research processes, as well as what it's like to make things with a wide-reaching, fervent audience online.
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12 days ago by JoshApos
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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12 days ago by damaddok
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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12 days ago by bcamper
RT : “Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting” ➟
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12 days ago by fgsouza
Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting RIP
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12 days ago by kejadlen
Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting
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12 days ago by cierniak
Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting (cmts )
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12 days ago by fake_steve
What people always demand of a popular novelist is that he shall write the same book over and over again, forgetting that a man who would write the same book twice could not even write it once.

The Internet, and YouTube in particular, is a massive echo chamber of people asking you to write the same book over and over again. For your own sanity, you need to keep those voices at arm’s length. But because of that combination of dopamine and fear, it seems as though a lot of people end up leaning into what the audience wants.
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12 days ago by ramitsethi
RT : A great article on how and why a great YouTube channel came to an end. A postmortem of Every Frame a Painting:
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12 days ago by heapdump
Normally I pull a quote from an essay I want you to read. This time, trust me and read this.
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12 days ago by kevinmarks
This whole essay is just terrific—a manifold gift. Make that a million 👏 for these two:
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12 days ago by wynlim
This whole essay is just terrific—a manifold gift. Make that a million 👏 for these two:
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12 days ago by bjtitus
Oh this needs to go STRAIGHT into somebody's "algorithmic aesthetics" Ph.D. thesis

Also, o…
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12 days ago by gnat