Popular in History of Film
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Johnson on Sunday February 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to EMF 313 at Towson University taught by Michael Duffy in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see History of Film in Film at Towson University.
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Date Created: 02/14/16
DW Griffith -started a Biograph company - started a trend because his films are popular with audiences and were commonly imitated by other filmmakers - His films tended to have a melodramatic plot * he established The 180° system -" on screen shooting from right to left or from left to right of the frame in the camera never crosses the axis of action" (means that the audience is always on the same side of the story action which gets rid of confusion that occurs when crossing the axis) Griffiths Innovations -alternating shots of different spatial lengths -perfected the flashback technique: scene that takes the narrative back in time -he was also known for accelerated montages and he did this through short cuts and wrap it alteration of shots. -experimented with lighting -Intraframe movement – tracking traveling shots Griffiths a birth of a nation (1915) -known to be one of the longest and most epic films of its time -production costs were very expensive -was known to be the first film to command a two dollar admission rate -marked the emergence of film as a social and political force which enforced the idea of film being a serious discipline in art
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