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Notes on the Beginnings of Narrative Film FTVDM-188B Prof. Deland Nuse Important aspects and contributions of Porter and Méliès: The Great Train Robbery (1903) Edwin Porter (made shorts for Edison) Realized that the shot was the fundamental unit of narrative film, not the scene. 14 shots in a 12-minute film. Dealt with spatial and temporal issues film. Crosscutting between actions in different places. Overlapping shots. Pans and tilts. Close-up at end. In-camera compositing. Frame by frame color tinting in some prints. Camera on moving train. Depth and space utilized dramatically in the exterior shots.
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Unformatted text preview: Stage bound acting and painted sets for interiors. A Trip to the Moon (1902) Georges Mlis (an illusionist), made over 500 films only 140 survive. Made theatrical techniques cinematic through editing, optical tricks and set design. Utilized the concept of screen time versus real time. 30 scenes in the film, did not make a distinction between shot and scene. Dissolves. Superimpositions. Time-lapse photography. Filmic art direction. Lighting effects. Stage bound acting and depended on the two-dimensional proscenium....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course FILM & TV 127 taught by Professor C during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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