6 years ago


Famed Vimeo Video Essayist/Editor Jacob T. Swinney went through 100 years of movies, starting with 1915’s Birth of a Nation, and used what he felt were the most striking shots of one of the biggest films of each year to show the growth and change of the industry. Same concept–one can see the trends rise and fall, and the place where movies flipped to color permanently (1953), and CGI invaded (1993.) (Source anibundel.com

This short film is a finalist at the Tribeca Film festival, and screened as part of Tribeca N.O.W. at the Tribeca Film Festival.

“While many of these shots are the most recognizable in film history, others are equally iconic in their own right. For example, some shots pioneered a style or defined a genre, while others tested the boundaries of censorship and filmgoer expectations. If anything, I want this video to be a reminder as to why we all love cinema so much.”

Watch the ‘1 week’ ago released, mesmerising Supercut here: 

Click here to see more supercuts by Jacob T. Swinney. 

photo credit: Jacob T. Swinney