The way characters populate a frame can say a great deal about mood, the relationships of the characters, and rising tensions. I wrote quite a bit about the frequent usage of negative space in episode one and how it emphasized Mari's fear of the future and her lofty dreams. Episode two also uses negative space … Continue reading Visual loneliness in Sora yori mo tooi basho episodes 3 & 4
This week, I look at how setting, lighting, and twilight imagery complement the episode's mood and tone.
I wasn't expecting much from this series (and frankly, I wasn't expecting much from the Winter 2018 season at all), but episode one of Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho had me pleasantly surprised. I was a little confused when I saw it listed on Crunchyroll as A Place Further Than the Universe since I had … Continue reading Uneasy optimism in Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho Episode 1