I’m here to introduce a new blog that’s part of TFI’s new Reframe project. As a New York-based arts blogger and a film fan, I will be exploring the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival as well as discovering ties between new films and ones in the Reframe collection.

Think how many scenes you’ve seen in the movies of a character or characters strolling down the sidewalk or walking down steps of a courthouse or quietly strolling through a park. “Shoe Leather,” a term used in filmmaking, refers to these parts of a movie that precede other scenes and serve to make sense of the transitions. These sequences, while seemingly pedestrian, establish necessary continuities, open up the action to establish a sense of place, and give the viewer an understanding of how characters arrive at their destinations.

Read the rest of the post at Shoe Leather on Reframe.

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