Casper Notes 2

Casper Notes 2 - WEEK 1: -Codes of Filmmaking Mode of...

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WEEK 1: -Codes of Filmmaking- Mode of representation or style General Style – actor/director/studio/period Film objective in reality as well as subjective Film is catholic Realism – done in a realist matter – objective Formalism – subjective use of reality o A manner or representation The attitude of mind Realism – attempts a 1-1 correspondence to life and the way things are depicted and imitated – mimetic, mime, pantomime, mimesis o Is it accurate? o Subjectivity still enters in o The object still has to pass through the artist o There might be more reality in a formalist film o There are degrees of subjectivity o Interested in relative truth o Explore motivation o Sees men in relationship to society o Will find something wrong with the status quo o Common, every day man o Humbled by reality, overwhelmed by it o Graphicness is common o End with ambiguous or sadness o Realist demystifies reality – content > form o Wants you to be aware of something Photojournalism – naturalism – social –etc. From the stage in the 40’s and 50’s brought upon characters rather than plot – psychological and sociological realism Method acting – behavior Martin Ritt, Harriet Fran Jr., Irving Rable, Paul Newman Real space, real time, no score, eye level camera, typical, relatable, the camera just records life, overlap dialogue, friction, turning away, reaction shots Formalism o Giving the emotional response of what is seen o Recreate traditions of art o Overwhelms reality, imposing on it o Impressions, formal strategies of the media o Do different mediums affect the impression? Film, art – YES o Within the medium will change as well – color, texture, mass, shadow o Their vision of reality o The unconscious level – subjects
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o Form > content o WEEK 2: Production Process 5 stages of production: o Development o Pre-production o Principal/shooting stage o Post-production/assembly stage o Rating, marketing, and distribution stage Development o Process of developing a script, preparing a script/idea into a film o Time: variable (week years) o Personal: exec. Producer, producer o Terms: studio, production company, financier o Idea/concept High concept o Treatment o Script o Rewrites Development Hell o Green light Pre-production o Determining budget; bring crew together; scheduling; preparing for shooting o Time: approx. 6 months o Personal: Line producer Unit production manager Location scout Tech scout Casting director Director Director of photography Production designer o Costs Above the line Big name talent o Director, DP, actors, main screenwriter, editor Below the line Crew o Gaffer, grips, writers brought on for re-write Principal photography/shooting
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o Everything from 1 st day of shooting to wrap shot o Time: 30-60 days o Personnel: gaffer, grips o Terms: dailies Post-production/assembly
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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