2010 Fall Quater Film Notes

2010 Fall Quater Film Notes - Intro to Film 9/23/10 4...

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Intro to Film 9/23/10 4 Things we look at: - (FILM) make sense of film= style, how they show things - (AUDIENCE) who is going to see the films and who’s going make it popular or generally make the film - (CORP INDUSTRY) development of film industry in US= companies that made the film - (CENSORSHIP) regulatory around film= historical pressures of film, how film studies developed as intellectual US. History controls film and film reflects what’s going on in the world PAPER Draft: info/research based -How do they construct an actors career -Not bio graphical analytical -Stars comparison of earlier career v later career -what stayed the same -what’s changed. ie. Charlie Chaplin in 1930 he was a great comedian, 1950 he was a genius -How do articles we find frame what we’re looking at? -Standard bibliography 9/28/10 Early Film: Where does it come from? What conditions make the cinema as we know possible? -Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb, significant person in early film. Invented the lydascope (?) for film. First research and design guy who over saw a vast corp. structure. In charge of guys who would invent things. Invented the vistascope (Greek/Latin naming). Father of Phonography, recording on a metal or wax filter, record player, Edison sees the projector as latching on to the technology of the phonograph. - What kind of a medium are films. How does Edison show films in the US? Genres, people see films for the news. The way that films get shown was in an arcade fashion. (Nickleodion) Machines lined us where you put a penny in and watch a thirty second film individually. Selling machines to individual homes. - (US) Films shown in Vodvill(?) stage which was a legitimate theatre in 1890. Films were being shown outdoors at fairs. Shown at available places. In the really early 1900s theatres were being created specifically for film. -1895, France and UK start developing film. The European, especially the French model was always to show films on screens. Public Medium for larger audiences. The French model quickly becomes the world wide model. Trying to get people out of their home and into a public place to watch movies, seemingly cheaper.
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-Cinema depend on photography and fast action photograph. As a modern technology dates back to around 1830. Very clunky and time consuming in early stages. -1880’s, George Eastman invented very thin film that fits into a smaller camera and can be developed and recorded on very quickly. Film because plastic and could be exposed by just someone taking snap shots. -How does a motion picture camera work? Run the film through spools. Motion pictures depend on film moving through a camera. Used to run 16-18 individual frames per second, now it’s 24 frames per sec. If you have a silent film shown on a projector that shows 24 frames per second the film is going to be shown 50% faster than it should be. Projector shows a still image every second and the human eye gives it the appearance that
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course FMS 1 taught by Professor Constable during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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