The Evolution of Texting in Cinema

This is a video from the great Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting. It’s a fascinating look at how different films and television shows have dealt with how to visualize electronic communication in the last five or so years.

‘The Lionshare’ was right on the cusp of these developments in the language of cinema. While I believe the techniques shown here would have interrupted the naturalistic style of the movie, it’s interesting to think about how I’d represent it today.

Check it out:

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

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