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A) Introduction a. Format of course i. Cine-literate- knowledge of film ii. Find out the importance of film iii. Explore the nature of the medium 1. As an art form, technology, and business iv. Aesthetics- the appeal of movies (visual, sound, composition, the qualities) 1. The function of movies help us form solid judgments about film 2. It forms the basis of solid critical judgment v. The exploration of the medium helps us learn what film says about us, about  other people, about life. b. Importance of the film image in our culture i. Film has been embraced by academia. We respect and honor the image ii. Film has changed the way we perceive the world around us 1. Much of our experience comes from film iii. Visual Analysis:  Precious Images ( Chuck Workman, USA, 1986) B) Technology a. The 19 th  century’s scientific spirit and the “recreation of life in motion” 1. Born the in the century of the Industrial Revolution-invention 2. Film was born from this scientific spirit, the belief of inevitable technological  progress ii. Recreation of life in motion- the control of time and movement 1. This is what early filmmakers wanted to achieve iii. The “many locations/same-time” syndrome 1. Many countries thought they invented it first iv. The  six major developments necessary to produce the “recreation of life in  motion” 1. The persistence of vision a. Psychological phenomenon of eye and brain b. Multiple images are moving so fast that the eye and brain create the  movement c. The Egyptians first came up with this-thaumatrope (“to turn out wonder”) i. Dr. John Pariz ii. The coin that when spun around creates a moving image
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2. Still photography  3. The motion picture camera a. Came through series photography b. Edward Moibridge- shutter of camera is pulled around track to watch  horse, made series of still images but created movement c. Dr Moire- film gun, you pull the trigger and 12 pictures are recorded on 12  big glass plates i. Very expensive and needed one camera to view, created  photographic gun-less expensive, less elaborate, and gave you some  action 4. Film stock  (celluloid)- material that goes through camera in which 1000  images that go through the camera within a matter of seconds.  a.
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