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In the movie “Run Lola Run” I believe that the digital aesthetic comes when comes to combining the animation aspect of the film for the stairwell sequence. The Narrative is spaced in clever way. It tells a linear story but in three separate ways and in each way the stories characters have a different outcome based on the protagonists interactions with them. Time is also manipulated by cutting certain ways within the film. This comes with changes in camera angles, jump cuts and so fourth within a repeated scene. In fact the camera angles are what keep the audience informed of what is happening and its on the certain changes in the angles with each character interaction that propels the story forward. Altogether this film is a prime example of how film can manipulate time and space.

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Blog #2 Framing in Movies

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This is one of the first Sequences of “The Dark Knight”. Each shot is a medium to close up with an occasional wide to emphasize and the scene and make the audience feel closer to action. The first initial shots are of one of the clowns and a close of a bank manager. This is to emphasize that the manager has something up his sleeve and the clown is about to become a target. Which is a fact when the manager pulls out a shot gun and fires on the clown. This is the moment where the clowns lose control of the situation with repeating medium and close up shots showing the back and forth battle between the antagonists and protagonist of the scene. The clowns then turn on each other when finding out that one is meant to die, this stand off is ended quickly when a bus comes barreling through the door running over one of the clowns. The scene is well planned and keeps the audience on the edge of their seat the whole time.

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Blog Post #1 Cellphone Cameras

Cellphone movies are growing in popularity, mostly for budgetary reasons. But, other times cellphones are used for a certain angle which may be easier to obtain compared to a regular cinema camera.  Movies that are produced via cellphone often times are compared to movies that were shot with regular cinema from the past. This may be because cinema and traditional films have been around for decades. Therefore comparisons between traditional cinema and cellphone videos are unavoidable. At the end of Bentley commercial one of the ending credits state that it was shot an iPhone.  The point of showing stating this was to break a barrier. To state that with the right tools and cellphones a great commercial can be made. However, the commercial also showed that cellphone technology is not far behind that of larger cinema cameras.
This is most evident within the trailer of “Unsane”, within some scenes of heavy shadow it was clear that the low light capability was not clear. Though, this affect can also add to certain style of the director so chose to use it to their advantage. Cellphone videos are growing in popularity because anyone who is anyone has a cellphone and each phone has a camera connected to it. Cellphones can then have a style of their own if the author so chooses because not only are they lighter than high grade cameras but the tools used to get professional looking shots are cheaper too. Therefore a person can make a good video for a fraction of what make movies used to cost.

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