Letter From the Editor

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We live in a time where picking a movie or show to watch is more difficult than choosing what to eat at an all expense paid meal. It is hard. All too often you run into the problem where you check out a show that is recommended from a friend and you absolutely hate it. This is where we come in. The Establishing Shot is a millennial’s take on the television and film industry. Our main goal is to provide intellectual analysis on our favorite shows and movies, in order for you to gain more from your content than catching up with the Kardashians. We strive to find meaning, emotion, and stimulation from the content that we watch, and we think we are pretty good at it. 

The reason we do this? Each contributor to The Establishing Shot is highly passionate and dedicated about the things they watch. (If we wanted to watch mindless television we would turn on the Kardashians or American Pickers)

So now that we have sifted out the Kardashian Loving, American Picking crowd, here’s how it goes. We choose our content based off of three defining factors.

  1. Thought Provoking: In many walks of life, shared stories are the primary means of capturing the minds and hearts of the community. These “stories” came in the form of tall tales that taught our children about moral dilemmas and situations that they will one day face themselves; falling in love, dealing with tough decisions, retelling a humorous scenario. These “stories” have evolved to a more intellectual form where they can provoke different things in different people.
  2. Emotion Churning: Even the most fictional content out there is formulated with real life influences in mind. Content can have an infectious effect where it can hit a nerve of emotion in the cerebellum and invites you to pick up a controller as player one in a game of emotion.
  3. Artistically Stimulating: The combination of moving pictures set to a soundtrack of sounds is the pinnacle of art. It first started with cavemen painting on the walls of caves and made its way through centuries. Water painting, marble sculpting, architecture, music, and photography. It has all led up to the moment where Audio and Video can simultaneously play off of each other in a symphony of beauty. In our minds, this equals the pinnacle of artistic portrayal and we put a great level of stress on providing recommendations to the content that does this best.

These elements of vitally important in this day and age because of the generation that we are growing up in. We are the generation that is seeing this content innovate beyond our wildest dreams, and it is our duty to guide this medium to a new level. All too often we see crappy content made for people who need an excuse to come home from work and sit on the couch long enough to fall asleep with their fifth beer in their hand.

Not us. We find inspiration, motivation, and emotion in the content we watch. Join us on this journey as we establish a culture of recommending the most stimulating content out there. Welcome to The Establishing Shot.

Ryan Rosenbaum
Founder In Chief at The Establishing Shot
Won more Oscars than Leo, less than Three Six Mafia. Frequent eater at Big Kahuna burger.
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