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mise en scene
Also known as staging. The over all look and feel of a movie-the sum of everything the audience sees, hears, and experiences while viewing it
transmitted vibrations received by the ear and thus heard by the recipient. In cinematic terms, the expresive use of auditory elements, such as dialogue, music, ambience, and effects.
a cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause and effect sequence of events occuring over time.
the process by which the editor combines and coordinated individual shots into a cinematic whole; the basic creative force of cinema
one uninterrupted run of the camera. A shot can be as short or as long as the director wants, but it cannot exceed the length of the film stock in the camera.
a series of edited shots characterized by inherant unity of theme and purpose
the subject of an artwork
the means by which the subject is expressed. The form for poetry is words and for movies it's pictures and sound
two aspects of film that work together
form and content
What is a way of shaping the way we think of scenes in movies
parallel editing (FBI storming the house cut with guy inside the house then subverted when it's not the same house.
What can provide structure?
narrative patterns, shot patterns, and non nonnarrative patterns
What do movies depend on?
What do movies provide an illusion of?
What do movies manipulate in a unique way?
space and time
What is the movement we see on screen made possible by?
two interacting optical and perceptual phenoma: persistance of vision and phi
Persistance of Vision
the process by which the human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye records it
What does persistance of vision give the viewer?
illusion of succession or one image following the other without interuption
Ilusion of movement
figures and objects in the image changing position simultaneously without actually moving.
the illusion of movement created by events that succeed each other rapidly as when two adjacent lights falsh on and off alternately and we seem to see a single shifting back and forth. This cognitive phenomenon is part of the reason we see movies as continuously moving images rather than as a successive series of still images.
Critical Flicker fusion
a phenomenon that occurs when a single light flickers on and off with such speed that the individual pulses of light fuse together to give the illusion of continuous light
the movie projector's tricking us into perceiving separate images as one continuous image rather than a series of jerky movements. Apparent motion is the result of such factor as the phi phenomena and flicker fusion.
dynamization of space and the spatialization of time
Erwin Panofsky movies give time to space and space to time
How do movie often rearrange time?
by organizing story events in non chronological order
still image within a movie created by repetitive printing in the laboratory of the same frame, so that it can be seen without movement for whatever length of time the film maker desires
Between 1895 and 1905 what happened?
Auguste and Louis lumiere and Georges Melies established two basic directions that cinema would follow.
What were the two directions the lumieres established?
Lumiere's realism and Meliaes antirealism
an interest in or concern for the actual or real; a tendancy to view or represent things as they really are
a treatment that is against or the opposite of realism.
a convincing appearance of truth. Movies are verisimilar when they convince you that the things on the screen are really there
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