In recent years there has been an influx of end-of-the-year compilation videos of the past year's movies. One of particular interest is the work of Matt Shapiro, who has been cutting together these compilations since 2006. His most recent work, 2011: The Cinescape, is far greater than just a simple compilation video. This piece shows some intuitive editing chops and incredible storytelling skills. It is difficult to put into words why we filmmakers do what we do. This video communicates exactly that--it says... well, Shapiro himself said it best:
This video is an attempt to use the remarkably diverse selection of films released over the course of a year's time to construct a broad narrative encompassing the many different elements that comprise the cinematic medium we love so dearly.