Drive (2011) - The Quadrant System

Nicolas Winding Refn’s shot selection in his 2011 film Drive feels both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. In this video essay, Tony Zhou illustrates how Refn shakes up a traditional quadrant system, by including plenty of unconventional touches within each frame.

Tony Zhou

Videos: 28


Framing Techniques


Neo-Noir


Nicolas Winding Refn


Drive