I just came across a great resource for filmmakers - a blog that sequentially lays out still frames for every shot in each movie posted. The result is something like a storyboard that allows us to analyze the cinematography of a film at a quick glance. The list of films posted aren’t shabby either.

One of the far more talented classmates of mine from film school was a fellow named Michael Simmonds. Over the last several years, he has been making a name for himself in the independent cinema world as a cinematographer and has come to be known as a regular collaborator of acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop). I was quite pleased to discover that two of the more beautifully filmed commercials that I’ve seen lensed lately turned out to both be his work. Here is his spot capturing a series of striking sunrises for Prudential and here is a commercial announcing the celebration for the unveiling of the MLK Memorial in Washington DC.

I just happened upon the work of Rennie Ellis, an Austrailian photographer whose work I had not previously been aware of. His unique brand of photo journalism spans from the 1960s until his death in 2003. Its probably best to use the following line from his site to describe his work.

Rennie Ellis was attracted to the unusual and eccentric, the bizarre and the erotic. His photographs can be confronting as a head-butt or infused with subtle and enigmatic nuances that pose more questions than they answer.

While doing research for a project, I came across TypArchive. The site is a collaborative image database of handmade letter signage from around the world. In other words, this is porno for graphic designers and type admirers.

Bluejake is a photoblog showing the work of photographer Jake Dobkin. He mostly shoots urban landscapes. The majority of the work on his site is shot in NYC. His archives is an incredible location resource.