Evaluating the quality of a movie

Assessing movies is not about tools. That’s the area of videography technology. Discuss the movie is not talking about editing software. That’s the area of ??post-production techniques. The film is his “literature” audio-visual products. The discussion about the film is a discussion about the delivery of stories, messages, and impressions. So like a novel, then the movie is the story. While the shooting and editing, tools are pen and paper. When discussing novels, we do not explain about pens, typewriters, layouts, and fonts. We discuss the story, the fate of the characters and the impression that we can. Make sure you know how to assess a movie well before you check out a great film festival near you.

I’m a storytelling devotee. Good movie, I always value the way he speaks. If technically we will judge how filmmaker directs our eyes and ears, then storytelling is how filmmaker directs our thoughts and feelings. Is the narration delivered linearly? From start to finish, from the introduction to cover? Or is it delivered non-linearly, ie randomly and makes us more curious?

Storytelling is everything to me. The usual story, if told in a special way, then it becomes a great story. However, storytelling for me is not just a narrative thing. Cinematography can be approached with the principle of storytelling. The uniqueness of the angle and the movement of the camera based on the motivation of a flavored shot (taste), to me, is a “visual storytelling”. Visual storytelling is telling a story only with pictures and events.

This storytelling will be closely tied to the categories I mentioned above. Each category has its own storytelling. So it would be difficult if we assess an expressive film for example, with benchmarks storytelling ala the movie “dish”. There will be a lot to do with it. The inability to categorize the purpose of the film is contrived, will make us generalize the judgment of all films.

I also judge a movie of character and taste. Perhaps the short term is “taste”. There are certain directors who have a distinctive taste. For example Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, and Wes Anderson. They are certainly unique and unique. We can even recognize his style right away. For me, not enough movies just good.

James W. Wager