History of Motion Pictures Weeks 3 & 4 Notes
History of Motion Pictures Weeks 3 & 4 Notes FILM 2700
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Date Created: 02/10/16
February 1, 2016 Movie of Day: Paper Planes Analytical Editing: using a series of clips in one scene, can move in closer or zoom out DW Griffith father of narrative film wanted to turn film into an art form Worked at biograph Started with onereelers Developed film language Created interframe narration: what is occurring between edits, and intraframe narration: what is occurring between shots Used close ups (acting) Dramatic lighting Depth background Multiple plains of action Interframe Narration 180degree rule: on screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene Analytical editing Image sentences Crosscutting (multiple plains of action) Editing for the night Buster King starred in Sherlock Jr. Slapstick comedy physical abuse being dealt to characters; seen primarily in cartoons Vaudeville performer Stone face Got his name from Houdini Themes: man vs. nature Abstract surrealism Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) First German expressionist film First horror film Abstract, harsh angles, sets Extreme contrast between light and darkness February 3, 2016 Video of the Day: Red Hot Chili Peppers Other Side Charlie Chapman The Tramp British Made himself look older Dancer (music halls) Exploring things through social comedy/themes Tried to win the girls’ hearts World War 1: 19141918 Political extremism 1916 ban on foreign film A. 25 production companies to 130 production companies Bankrupt Hyperinflation A. Loses value as it’s being made B. Spend it as soon as you get it, turns worthless German Expressionism Lowkey lighting Extreme contrast between light and darkness Chiaroscuro effect that stood for low key lighting; artistic effect Externalization of physiological/internal states Distortion, abstraction February 10, 2015 Juxtaposition comparison and contrast between images 1 question for final exam: video will be sown and you have to write 3 historical methods portrayed German Expressionism horror films created by Germans that fled to come to the United States 1. Hard boiled dialogue based on detective model Film Noir 1930’s1940’s style of filmmaking where characters are caught in existential crisis 1. Moral ambiguous 2. Characters float between light and darkness Soviet Montage 1910s1920’s; include overlapping and elliptical editing: something was take out 1. Juxtaposition A+B=C 2. Kuleshov Effect based on leaving out a scene’s establishing shot and leading the speculator to think about the spatial or temporal continuity from the shots of the separate elements 3. Editing experimentation 4. Eisenstein wanted to edit for effect or impact a. Collision editing b. Line, shape, scale 5. Associational editing metaphorical connections
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