Film 101B - Week 1 14/03/2008 16:01:00 ← January 8, 2008...

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Unformatted text preview: Week 1 14/03/2008 16:01:00 ← January 8, 2008 • What is the context for the moving image? o What was happening at that particular moment? What type of context does that create? • On the research project we want to generate new questions o How does surfing affect fashion in the public sphere o What kind of fashion was being worn at that period of time and how did it affect culture • Issue for early cinema like live music o Actually unionized because of the importance of these performers o Shifts on industry had large impact on ways of recording and sound ← January 10, 2008 • Development of recorded sound o Silent film Edison’s invention (1877) of early sound-Phongraph First words were “Hello” John Kreusi Very influential in developing the phonograph in Edison’s lab Multi-contact microphone Amplified sounds that were not easily perceptible David Edward Hughes Patented technique circular re-vibrating springs, esp. for pianos Light impulses that can be read in sound (Celenium) First person to use the word microphone Microphone adapted from telephone Sound really leads us to the idea of varisimilitude The elaboration of sound, sight, etc. was really being elaborated at through the 19 th century • Inscription- the way in which a record/dvd might be inscribed • Simulation- simulating an event or a voice or event with new form of recording o fabricated sound • each action that’s developed in space will be the intuition of discovery o experience becomes father for intuition • Wax cylinder recordings o Gives sense of how ethnic stereotypes were played up in that time • On the most famous recording of this era is: Uncle Josh country no-nothing that kept discovering things • Do you we need an embodied voice? • How do you perceive the world? • The Apparatus Machine, mechanistic, physiology ← Film Clip: Dickson Experimental Sound • 1 st director and seen in the film as the violinists • two men dancing together while the violinists is playing into the recording tuba-like shape ← Lee De Forest • Phonofilm o Actually the better system • Amplification • Selenium Cell picked up by Fox in 1928 • Vitaphone system promoted with Western Electric o Theaters were being wired for this Film Clip: Eddie Canter • 1923/24-first film made through phonofilm company • by 1926 the Phonofilm company collapsed • Comedy routine • Extremely popular music show-appeared 500 times from ’23-‘25 ← Film Clip: Coolidge • Coolidge-President giving a speech...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course FILMST 101b taught by Professor Bloom during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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Film 101B - Week 1 14/03/2008 16:01:00 ← January 8, 2008...

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