Edgar Wright Syndrome

Spare a thought for this young man afflicted with “Edgar Wright syndrome”. It must be awful for him.

If you are similarly afflicted, I’m afraid I am not liable for any debilitating side effects, such as flagrant line crossing in a conversation between two people.

Wear a special ribbon for those suffering from ‘EWS’ today.

Uploaded by ICOEPRproductions on Jan 8, 2012
If this video leads to you Googling “Edgar Wright”, I’m doing you a favour.

  • Haha, that’s funny. I’m shooting a feature right now in Toronto (I’m DOP) and I went on an Edgar Wright film spree to get me inspired before we shot as we are using an insane amount of natural wipes in the cuts and edits.

  • Billtheburger

    Do I also see Nicholas Roeg & Frank Mazzola influences from Performance?

  • Crazyfinn

    I’ve had that for a while. So I made this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvkOzDZdCxw&list=UUsaRok2NoTxYQkKhSBPWKPw&index=1&feature=plcp 
    LONG LIVE SHAUN OF THE DEAD

  • Random question for Edgar:  do you own/use a good high-def digital camera and shoot in your spare time?

    I just saw Drive and I’m comparing it to look in Collateral… It seems like the digital image has more precision when doing the warm part of the spectrum in the daylight (like on the show Dexter) and the green-blue part of the spectrum at night… If anyone on the blog has any info about this uneducated hypothesis, I’m interested.

    • JoshRandall

      This is more to do with the styles of those shows – Collateral had an unusual look cause of it’s super high frame rate shutter speed clean image which made the movement look very video – which culturally isn’t accepted as expensive looking – so to get rid of the cleanness of the image they seem to have used a lot of dirty 2900k green spike lighting… although you might be right with your keen eye as if you look up ‘bayer pattern’ online you’ll see a lot of digital cinematography cameras blues and greens outnumber the red in the pixel department on the chip…

  • LOL. That’s all i’ve got to say, I think I love the EWS.

  • Anonymous

    I fully expected Edgar Wright Syndrome to be the inability to say any sentence without  including “sort of”, “like” & “you know” at least seven times 😉

  • Paul

    Did my first shot recently and I appparently got the syndrome too 🙁 It is strongggg

  • Lucifer_o_lucy

    And that’s how edgar wright was exposed

    Dammit, my regular days are like that!!!!

  • Inspiration from Scorsese on Edgar’s editing?

    • Indeed. People always mention Sam Raimi, but it’s as much Taxi Driver and Goodfellas for me.

      • Mind if I ask?– 
        You practiced editing these type sequences with 2 VCRs back in the day, or because you had the computer at your disposal in post-production?

        • The days before online editing. When I made shorts the chances of getting onto a non linear suite were very unlikely. Edited on VHS because I had no other options.

          • Thanks. Must have been hard to handle these quick cuts of close-ups with VCRs

            I remember watching Dazed & Confused with the pinball sequence and was it done with ski ball in Chasing Amy? …  You’ve got it amped and more surreal with time compared to everyone else. Syndrome is rightfully named after you.

  • Nats_pacino

    Aha! Funny video aside I finally understand what “crossing the line” means…I usually just nod my head when the dop/director have the “We can’t cross the line” discussion. “Sure, yeah, totally can’t do that…crossing the line is bad…”
    I’ve had it explained to me of course…but it went as well as having the offside rule in football explained to me.

  • Yeah, he snores too; is that a side-effect?

  • Keaton

    This is essentially the description of Edgar Wright’s impact on my film-making style…

  • HULK LAUGH! REALLY, REALLY WELL DONE. CONCISE, FOCUSED, GREAT JOKE.

    … HULK WISH HE DIDN’T BREAK THE LINE OF 180 IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE. REVERSE ONE OF THE SHOTS IN POST DUDE!

    • As someone who has never crossed the lines in my films (even my amateur ones) I’m offended by this 180 slur!