aantohin Wed. 9.12 - first class * 1.1 [second class]

"Film Analysis" TOPICS: drama + comedy + postmodern + time + space + past + present + future + death + sex + resurrection +

2008 -- start with Chaplin

textbook : David Bordweel [blog] INTRO notes

... Theatre UAF

calendar


visual effect history

Great Train Robbery 7 scenes

-- A Dog's Life for mini-analysis of ch.2 :

* Expectations

* Experience

* Feeling

* Meaning


Bordwell (textbook) : Part One. Ch. 1. Film Production, Distribution, and Exhibition [Mechanics of the Movies * Bringing the Film to the Spectator * Modes of Production; Making the Movie, but Film Industry!]

... class 2 9.17.08 [ ch.2 ]


Film:
1. Directing: Practice [2007]

2. Theory: Semiotics

Chaplin, Godfather, Cuckoo's Nest... are the new (2005) pages with the basic info on the titles I refer in class. Plenty of information is on the web, I collect only what I should mention in class and use the webpage for notes, connected with the (older) "subject pages" (montage, shot, cut and etc.) *

2008 [Spring Theatre UAF] & Fall

... NEW: new: vertical hierharchy -- 1,2,3 subdirectories


* Classes * 200X Aesthetics * Film Analysis Dir Part I Movies Part II Film Part III Theory * THR Books Index * Theatre w/Anatoly Theory * SHOWs * Script Analysis * Acting * Stage Directing * Russian-American Theatre (RAT) * Film-North * Film Books * Anatoly Writes * Mining Film * Film DIRECTING * Film Theory * 2005 textbook textbook : readfilm.com * Film-North

Directing
chaplin : "Life of A Dog"

[ from class 2007 playlist = group player ]

"Modern Times" : 1936

textbook :

CHAPTER ONE [instructor's manual files 8 e.]
FILM AS ART: CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY, AND BUSINESS

Chapter Outline

	Film Artistry in Shadow of a Doubt
	Mechanics of the Movies
		Illusion Machines
	Making the Movie: Film Production
		The Script Writing and Funding Phase
		The Preparation Phase
		The Shooting Phase
		The Assembly Phase
		Artistic Implications of the Production Process
	Modes of Production
		Large-Scale Production
		Exploitation and Independent Production
		Small-Scale Production
		Artistic Implications of Different Modes of Production
	Bringing the Film to the Audience
		Distribution: The Center of Power 
		Exhibition: Theatrical and Nontheatrical 
		Artistic Implications of Distribution and Exhibition
	Summary
		Websites
		Recommended DVDs
		Recommended DVD Supplements
Where to Go From Here
	Film Technology Roots
		Film Distribution and Exhibition
		Stages of Film Production
		Movie Makers Speak
		Scriptwriting and Rules
		Small-Scale Production
		Production Stills Versus Frame Enlargements

To be used in/for class:

Film, Form and Culture, 3/e
Robert Phillip Kolker, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland R P Kolker, Adjunct Professor, Media Studies, Univ of Virginia ISBN: 0073123617 Copyright year: 2006

Film, Form, and Culture looks at film from part to whole, from the shot and the cut to the cultural, political, and economic contexts in which films are made. "Teaching Film is about getting control of the image and handing that control over to students," this has been Robert Kolker's consistent goal in teaching and writing about film. The result is the DVD-ROM and textbook, Film, Form, and Culture.

Students are introduced to the smallest elements of film--the shot, the cut, the soundtrack--and to larger issues of genre and gender; and they are encouraged to think seriously about the means by which these elements shape an audience's understanding of the narrative. On a larger scale, students are asked to consider how a film can influence its viewer even after the last reel has run out--and the way that societal changes radically alter the course of film history.

The new edition includes more detailed discussion of the shot, composition, editing, and genre; a thorough discussion of the technical and aesthetic resulting from film's digital transformation; and a revised discussion of the cultural context of film.

The accompanying interactive DVD-ROM includes segments from classic and contemporary films with explanatory text, stills, and animations illustrating film elements and strategies.
 


  


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film :

Film is a term that encompasses (1) individual motion pictures, (2) the field of film as an art form, and (3) the motion picture industry. [ Films are produced by recording images from the world with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or special effects. ]

Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful method for educating -or indoctrinating- citizens. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication; some movies have become popular worldwide attractions, by using dubbing or subtitles that translate the dialogue.

Traditional films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. When these images are shown rapidly in succession, a viewer has the illusion that motion is occurring. The viewer cannot see the flickering between frames due to an effect known as persistence of vision whereby the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of a second after the source has been removed. Viewers perceive motion due to a psychological effect called beta movement.

The origin of the name "film" comes from the fact that photographic film (also called film stock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for an individual motion picture, including picture, picture show, photo-play, flick, and most commonly, movie. Additional terms for the field in general include the big screen, the silver screen, the cinema, and the movies.
-- industry * production * crew [ film directing pages ]

1 * 2 * 3 * 4 [ 12 chapters, Bordwell ]

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