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Visual Comm 1300 3-10-09 Motion Pictures: The power of moving images How do they influence us, to involve us, to tell a story, make it engaging to us? I. Motion pictures is actually a series of still photographs which we see as moving a. Early films used 16 frames per second b. Modern standard is 24 frames per second II. Persistence of vision – our brains holds the still image for a milli-second, then the next image comes in a. Perceptual processes of the brain retains an image briefly b. This accounts for the illusion of motion when a series of still images are displayed in quick succession c. Allows us to speed up or slow down time III. False continuity and associational juxtaposition (narrative) a. False continuity: any editing represents discontinuity in our real world
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Unformatted text preview: experience b. Editing represents a different way of constructing meaning c. Either time or location has changed d. We’re putting images together, because of syntactical indeterminancy, we search for meaning and construct a story i. How do we understand meaning from disrupted continuity? 1. It means you can be at a certain place and be at a totally different place one second later ii. How does false continuity influence our understanding? iii. When two images are juxtaposed together, it tells a story e. Editing is a way of changing time f. Power of unexpected juxtapositions – Sergei Eisenstein...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course COMM 1300 taught by Professor Scherer,c. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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