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lecture 5-3/26/07 - FILM Some Historical Events of...

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Unformatted text preview: FILM Some Historical Events of Significance In the 300s B.C., Aristotle was the first to observe and describe how he saw a light after-effect: a persistent image that faded after he gazed into the sun. Visual Storytelling Trajan's Column dates from the first centuary AD and tells the story of a war. It's carved in marble and is 35 meters high In 65 B.C. the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus described the principal of persistence of vision- the optical effect of continuous motion produced when a series of sequential images were displayed. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy of Alexandria discovered and proved Lucretius's principle of persistence of vision in 130 A.D. In 1882 Etienne Jules Marey in France developed a Chronophotographic camera that could take 12 successive pictures per second. In 1891, Thomas Edison developed the first film projector called a Kinetoscope. By 1909 there were about 9,000 movie theaters in the U.S. The typical film was only 10 minutes long. PREPRODUCTION: script, casting, sets, costumes, locales. PRODUCTION: filming, sound, composing score. POSTPRODUCTION: editing sound and image, special effects, dubbing. DIRECTOR: coordinates artistic input of assembled cast and crew. Answers to the... PRODUCER: controls budget, may get involved artistically. Things to Consider When Viewing Films The context Type of film Narrative origins and script Fact or fiction Plot or story Theme, central and subtext Symbols and metaphors Directing Stereotyping, challenged or reinforced Visual clues, editing, camera angles Locations and Settings Acting performances Dialogues Production values Soundtrack Elements of Narrative Contract between filmmaker and audience Story/plot sequencing events into a particular order Narrative point of view ...
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  • Spring '08
  • ASWeinstein
  • Etienne Jules Marey, Titus Lucretius Carus, Greek astronomer Ptolemy, camera angles Locations, performances Dialogues Production

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