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Survey of Documentary
Daniel Miller
Documentary film, Film, documentary, film theory, film history
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Date Created: 01/05/16
J 416- Survey of the Documentary Professor Daniel Miller Office Hours: 311A Allen on Wednesday from 2-4pm and by appointment Week 1 -Cinematography= writing with motion -documentary= visible record (horses experiment, do 4 hooves ever touch the ground at once?) -editable, could be slowed down to see -documenting events with film is a journalistic endeavor -another project on sun explosion -documentary is a way of getting things out to the public -originally showed docs everywhere in England -most of these celebrated the common man -before this (pre 1930) no common man was used in film -needed drama, common man= a joke The Lumière Brothers -made a 1995 film in Paris, Star Wars, other motion pictures came from this Aesthetics of film, how you feel, takeaway, aboutness, facts, story, characters, voices, structures, moments, form, inciting moment (rising action), resolution (falling action), shots, sound, editing Documentaries are J+art -the best documentaries follow people that the audience believes in, roots for, is inspired by -takeaway= what viewers remember, ultimate success or failure of the film 4 Basic Documentary Forms -Cinema Vérité Direct Cinema: real, no interaction with filmmaker, direct observational cinema -Cinema Vérité Vérité Cinema: real, yes interaction with filmmaker. also called “catalyst” or “participatory cinema” -String-of-Interview Compilation Cinema: interview sound bits A Roll with image B Roll from different sources -Cinema Vérité with String-of-Interview Compilation Cinema mix of 1 or 2 with 3 Week 2 Inventors, showmen, scientists, artists Joseph Niepce The zoetrope & persistence of vision 1834 Pierre Jannsen, scientist/astronomer -1874 invented photo revolver to show the sun move Etienne-Jules Marey, scientist wanted to track bird flight (used photographic gun) Lots of arguments about who the 1st filmmaker was -Louis Le Prince “The father of the motion picture” -Le Prince Camera MKII -Sept 16, 1890 he disappeared on a train The Lumière brothers- Louis and Auguste Dec 1894- the Cinematograph Train Arriving at the Station- 1st film “masterpiece” Week 3 Lumière bros made a company to exhibit films around the world -went to every continent but Antarctica within 3 years -they distributed cinematographs -they made films with -everyday life -diagonal in depth -tracking shots -off-screen space shots -rule of thirds composition & framing shots -foregrounds/background composition -special effects invention Lumière bros quit film production in 1897 and sold licences and rights to their camera and collections Thomas Edison- kinetiscope 1898 Spanish American war -Edison competes with others with war movies George Méliès bought a Lumière Bros cinematograph, copied it The end of the first great Golden Age of documentary film -in actuality, films of Edison, Lumière brothers, others were short lived -docs fell into the categories of -travel films -explorer films -promotional -news reels Birth of a Nation by DW Griffith- the father of the Hollywood feature length dramatic film and 1st blockbuster film Film in 1914-18 some chapters: explosion, total war… -drastic contrast from old film to new with the interviews -fade aways= creepy (when the horse is in close up and then fades away) -narration in addition to interviews -patriotic non diegetic music -first overview shots, then close-ups -close ups of paintings -gunshot, sound, smoke, then glass on floor Viewing a film -watch, take in, think Reading a film -watch, take notes of structure, story, aboutness, aesthetics, multiple screenings, analysis of specific shots, scenes, sequence of film Week 4 —Paper due week 5— -1930s birth of the documentary in Britain -Great Depression, thought the documentary could inform people about what was going on -“Grierson” film


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