The Take by ScreenPrism

is creating Video Essays for Movie & TV Fans
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About The Take by ScreenPrism

Thank you so much for watching our videos! We work really hard on each one because we want to share only the smartest, most insightful takes on the films and shows that we all love. The Take has grown rapidly in the past months, and it's all thanks to you!

We have even bigger visions for the future to become the ultimate destination for movie & TV analysis, but we need your help to get there.

Your support on Patreon will help us create even more videos. You can also communicate with us more directly and tell us which videos you want to see most.

Who We Are
The Take is the definitive source for Film & TV explanations and analysis. We create entertaining video essays exploring popular movies & TV shows: hidden symbols, underlying meanings, visual techniques and greater context.

Our Mission
Our mission is to deepen appreciation of the entertainment we're watching. Audiences today are savvier and think more deeply about what they see onscreen. They want to engage, discuss, and connect with others online. That's where we come in.

Our Origin Story
Hi, we're Debra and Susannah, and we founded The Take by ScreenPrism because we love watching and thinking about movies and TV. We would walk out of a movie theater or finish a TV show and immediately want to know more. Sometimes there was a specific question, like what happened at the end of Inception, and other times it was something more interpretive, like what does winter symbolize in Game of Thrones. We both studied film at Yale and wanted to continue the great conversations we had in film classes out in the world. We believe there are a lot of other curious people like us who want to dig deeper, so we set out to build a shared community.

So much of our world today revolves around visual storytelling, but we don't learn how to read visual language in school. Understanding pop culture and the stories we share is key to interpreting our world and our times. We bring our own expertise in film and visual storytelling, along with our network of writers, researchers, professors and collaborators, to offer viewers helpful insights on these subjects.

If you're a movie and TV fan with a curious mind, and if you share our love of good stories, then join our community and help us grow.
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