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Comm 1300 2-24-09 Visual Manipulation I. Controlling the Indexical properties of an image a. Staging – it’s true in what was in front of the camera, but it was staged b. Selectivity – they have directed for something specific they want you to see i. Change the meaning of the photograph by cropping out something they want you to see c. Mislabeling – lying about where the picture was taken d. Editing – they show you one photo, but they’ve probably take a lot of photos and only decided to show you one i. Do documentary films tell the truth? How do they do it? False continuity – sequence was made of a number of shots from
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Unformatted text preview: different times to tell you a story, change in time and location 1. Ex. yellowstone winter a. Coyote did not catch the gopher we saw, but caught another one in the wild b. May not be the same coyote throughout the video ii. Are we becoming more skeptical of photographs? Are photographs still useful in advertisement iii. Job of a photographer is to tell you where to look e. Alteration II. Questions a. How do we judge the truth telling of a photograph? (indexical reprsents an image) b. Why use a phto instead of a drawing? i. A photo has persuasive element of convincing us that something did happen...
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