A salute to “Every Frame A Painting”: watch all 28 episodes of the finely-crafted (and now concluded) video essay series on cinema

Open Culture:

Over the past few years, the Youtube channel Every Frame a Painting has become one of the modern cinema video essay’s most respected purveyors, examining everything from how editors think to the bland music of superhero films to why Vancouver never plays itself to the signature technique of auteurs like Martin Scorsese, Jackie Chan, and, yes, Michael Bay.

Alas, Every Frame a Painting has come to an end.

This has been a remarkable series I have enjoyed immensely. Anyone who is a fan of movies and wants to understand how what occurs on screen is painstakingly created should watch these videos.



  • John Kordyback

    This is a fascinating series. If you haven’t watched, pull out beer, put your feet up, and enjoy.

  • This is really bad news. If you only watch one EFaP, watch Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement. You’ll see what I mean.

    This explains why we haven’t seen anything from them in so long. Dang.