New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Film 2700 Week 3 Notes

by: Alexandra Graham

Film 2700 Week 3 Notes FILM 2700

Marketplace > Georgia State University > Film > FILM 2700 > Film 2700 Week 3 Notes
Alexandra Graham
GPA 4.0

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Sorry I'm late, I was sick! Covers more Edison-Dickson, Lumiere Bros, Georges Melies and Edwin S. Porter, DW Griffith and his stylistic contributions to cinema
Ahmet Yuce
Class Notes
25 ?





Popular in Film

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexandra Graham on Monday February 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FILM 2700 at Georgia State University taught by Ahmet Yuce in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 27 views. For similar materials see HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES in Film at Georgia State University.


Reviews for Film 2700 Week 3 Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 02/01/16
Film 2700 Notes 1/21 REVIEW: Etienne Jules Marey > photo-gun (birds), one plate; spatial continuity Eadweard Muybridge> 12 camera, 12 plates; logical continuity Today… Types of movie (stylistically) made in Black Maria  Staged everyday events in theatrical manner  Soundless (with the exception of “the violinist”, but it didn’t catch on because no syncing)  Juggler, blacksmith, violinist  No narrative, produced with intent of showing something only  Desire to look at something you are a part of, but as an outsider Edison’s patent was only good for the US, which allowed in France… THE LUMIERE BROTHERS  Invented cinematograph to produce cheap films for kinetoscope o Cinematograph could record AND project! o Closer to the cameras we know today than the kinetograph  Examples: train coming into station, people leaving the factory 1895: first Lumiere Bros screening, Grand Café, Paris 1/26 Styles of Non-Narrative Early Film Directors Edison-Dickson:  Staged everyday activies  Studio (Black Maria)  Theatrical, performances  Static single shot, no cuts  Think “Big Brother”, “American Idol” Lumiere Brothers:  Real locations, real people  Daily life as it occurs in real space and time  Known as “actualities”  Also static single shots, not cuts (usually) BOTH: non-narrative, static single shot, no cuts *Known as cinema of attraction: audiences interested in spectacle, not story; just want to see pics move Early Narrative Filmmakers George Melies (France)  Magician, used cinema for magic  Films known as “trick shows”  One course of action, one static shot  Diegetic backdrops, stage design  Visual effects!  Self-enclosed films o Everything happens in frame, no off-screen space referenced  Examples: “A Trip to the Moon” (1902), “The Vanishing Lady” (1896)  Contemporary cousins: sci-fi fantasy *BTW: sci-fi- based on logic of possibility; fantasy- based on logic of imagination* Edwin S. Porter (US)  Impression of reality  Omission of diegetic events o Economical story telling; some stuff’s just boring to watch!  Not self-enclosed; reference to off-screen space  “meanwhile” logic  Mostly single course of action, single shot BUT some minor camera movement  Example: “the Great Train Robbery” (1903)  Contemporary cousins: westerns, “Goodfellas” 1/28 LAST TIME: Georges Melies: father of visual effects; progressive linear narrative Edwin S. Porter: “meanwhile” logic; minor camera movement **BOTH: continuity editing: Hollywood editing style; unonbtrusive cuts, camera movement, etc… whatever you do, DON’T MAKE THE FORMAL CHANGES OBVIOUS TO THE AUDIENCE TODAY: D.W. Griffith- father of narrative cinema; father of language of narrative cinema “Birth of a Nation” (1915), “Intolerance” (1916) *DW: cinema should combine art and entertainment ie: combine narrative complexity with continuity editing Pre-DW: one-reeler= a film no longer than 20 mins (one reel of film) DW broke this rule, made feature length films! Stylistic Aspects Invented by D.W. Griffith  Interframe Narration -- Editing, relationship between frames o 180 Degree Rule! Camera should not cross imaginary line cutting 2 actors in half. 2 Ways of establishing Axis of Action (imaginary line) 1) Establishing shot: show everything in the scene from a wide angle so the audience understands everything’s position in space 2) Eyeline matching: if a character looks into offscreen space, in the subsequent shot you should show what they were looking at to establish space o Crosscutting 1) Cutting between two sets of actions taking place in different spaces at the same time (single common temporality, different spaces) 2) Same space at different times 3) Same place, same time, different sets of action 4) Different place, different time o Differing shot lengths : creating visual sentences  Lengthy shot on a potato emphasizes its importance o Accelerated montage  Length of shots, gradually number of cuts = tension!  Useful in chase scenes  Intraframe Narration: narration created by relationships between the elements in the frame (objects, characters, lighting); mise-en-scene and cinematography o Camera movement  Pan: horizontal rotation of stationary camera  Tilt: vertical, stationary camera looks up and down  Tracking: follows subject, moving camera in stable route  Travelling: follows subject, no stable route (probably handheld camera)


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.