Narrative Time

I think one of the most interesting aspects of Scott McCloud’s “Time Frames” is when he uses rope to represent a fragment of time. He states that each inch of rope can represent a second in time, and this rope can twist and turn throughout the panels of the comic, which essentially allots time for each panel. This metaphor helped me really understand the differences of how time could pass…

September 10, 2018

Evolution of Cinema Language

EARLIEST FORMS Eadweard Muybridge – motion studies (1878) Thomas Edison – Kinetoscope, movement, sensational (1896)   Lumiere Brothers- outside (light), portable, travel, “documentaries” (1895)   Melies – theater, vaudeville, fantasy, special effects, illusion (1909)   HER TRUST – D.W. Griffith (1912) D.W. Griffith “A shot of a whole battlefield would be incomprehensible because looking at real things, the human vision fastens itself upon a quick succession of small comprehensible incidents…

May 9, 2016