Tony Zhou and his video series Every Frame a Painting returns with a new episode: Vancouver Never Plays Itself.
A bustling seaport city on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver is a big movie production town. In fact, it’s the third biggest film production city in North America, right behind LA and New York. And yet you wouldn’t know it. Because Vancouver never plays itself. It always masquerades in movies as other cities — New York, Seattle, Santa Barbara and beyond.
Zhou shows you just how this deception gets pulled off, again and again.
Find more episodes from his series below…
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The Art of Making Intelligent Comedy Movies: 8 Take-Aways from the Films of Edgar Wright
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