10 years ago

“Directing is not a job. It’s more like a career." 

Sharing another really informative and interesting video essay from Editor Tony Zhou about Michael Benjamin Bay (49). Bay, criticised for his work, "I make movies for teenage boys. Oh, dear, what a crime”, is an American film director and producer known for directing high-budget action films characterised by their fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special effects. Bay is known for his considerable success at the international box office, and now China (LAtimes). Tony ZhouThere are filmmakers we love and then there’s Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of “Bayhem” — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct. Enjoy!