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The portfolio of Adam Schoales, Toronto based video editor, geek, and tea drinker.

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Adam Schoales : : Blog

Thoughts, process, and other ramblings.

 

Carbonara for One (very hungry person)

Adam Schoales

I love carbonara. Haven’t found the perfect recipe yet though, especially if only making for one. So I asked on Twitter. Naturally someone came to the rescue. This is my adaptation of their recipe. Now, it says it's for one, but I found it to be more like two regular servings (or one really big serving). That said, it's a much more reasonable amount to make than most other recipes I've found.

For the recipe, click through.

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ONA Spring 2018

Adam Schoales

Work to be Proud of

Client: Ontario Nurses Association
Producer: Compass360
Director: John Cook
Director of Photography: Gregory Bennett
Editor: Adam Schoales
Music: Adrian Gordon Cook

May 2018


Why are we Losing RNs?

Client: Ontario Nurses Association
Producer: Compass360
Director: John Cook
Director of Photography: Gregory Bennett
Editor: Adam Schoales
Music: Adrian Gordon Cook

May 2018


The Typography of Quantum of Solace

Adam Schoales

On a recent rewatch of Spectre I was struck by just how awful the typography was for the lower thirds. This was surprising since two Bond films prior the location title cards featured unique typography for each location, and every single one of them was beautiful. 

Shortly after the release of Quantum of Solace the folks over at Font Shop put together a really great article that analyzed the typography used for each of these title cards, as well as providing options for where designers could purchase the typefaces (or something similar). 

Unfortunately they since shut down their blog, and the article had been lost to time. Fortunately before that happened I managed to create a copy of the article for myself to reference as needed.

So to preserve this excellent article I am re-publishing it here so that it won't be lost to time, and so fellow typophiles don't have to wait for the Wayback Machine to try and load it. I've also done my best to update all the links so that they point to updated pages, and in some cases have had to replace/remove links that have died.

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Edgar Wright's Signature Moves

Adam Schoales

What makes an Edgar Wright movie an Edgar Wright movie? Crash-zoom into SHAUN OF THE DEAD, whip-pan into HOT FUZZ, and then very, very slowly tie your shoes à la SCOTT PILGRIM as TIFF brings the noise with a countdown of the reference-happy, editor-heavy, Cornetto-eating directorial flourishes of geek-auteur (and Toronto favourite) Edgar Wright. … Pub?

Client: TIFF
Producer: Sasha James and Adam Schoales for Department 30
Editor: Adam Schoales
Music: Pistorela Princess

April 2018

Alex Garland at TIFF

Adam Schoales

Academy Award-nominated writer-director Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER, EX MACHINA) discusses the process of adapting and creating ANNIHILATION, his highly anticipated film based on the acclaimed Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.

Client: TIFF
Producer/Editor: Adam Schoales
Director of Photography: Andrew Strapp

February 2018


Writer/director Alex Garland explains how ANNIHILATION goes from “suburbia to psychedelia” with an ending that breaks all the rules — in a genre of films that rarely stick the landing — through a performance by Natalie Portman that recalls a last-act interaction in EX MACHINA between Ava (Alicia Vikander) and Kyoko’s (Sonoya Mizuno).

Client: TIFF
Producer/Editor: Adam Schoales
Director of Photography: Andrew Strapp

March 2018


Director Alex Garland discusses the origins and meaning behind the internet's favourite Oscar Isaac dance sequence from the 2015 sci-fi hit EX MACHINA.

Client: TIFF
Producer/Editor: Adam Schoales
Director of Photography: Andrew Strapp

March 2018

Roger Deakins is a Loser

Adam Schoales

Before winning the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins earned 13 Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography. He has lost every single time. Here we look at every movie Deakins has received an Oscar nomination for, and the films that beat him out each time.

Client: TIFF
Producers: Sasha James and Adam Schoales
Editor: Adam Schoales

January 2018