Hybrid Spaces

In Lev Manovich’s article, What is Digital Cinema?,  he discusses digital manipulation, what cinema was, and how digital cinema has changed cinema identity. He states that “cinema is the art of the index”, our effort to make art and create something new and different from something natural (2). With the use of digital editing tools cinema’s indexicality identity changes with the way it is manipulated, some films can even be…

October 10, 2018
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Visual Evidence Blog

If I were to make a short documentary of the Eagle Creek Fire and its aftermath, I would pursue a story around the extent of damage done by the fire, and how it affected both the land and people. To start off, I would interview people who were there, and anyone who recorded footage of the fire. In Hampe’s article, he states that good footage can’t be substituted, “you have…

October 10, 2018
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Post-Continuity Editing

Some of the cinema and narrative techniques used in Run Lola Run including montage, split screens, animation, and loops. The use of montage can be seen in scenes of Lola running from place to place, and within this montage there are also montages centered on the people she runs into. This montage within a montage helps communicate the idea of the timeline changing, and these time shifts show how each person’s lives…

October 9, 2018
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Loops Blog

match on action loop, from The Shining. Frantic, quick pace, evokes feelings of anxiety. timeless, perfectly continuous loop from Dredd. Flames in the reflection, time feels slow, tense. match on action, continuous loop from one the Star Wars movies. Relatively steady pace, rhythmic, not evoking a frantic feeling. Evokes a feeling of monotony.   Loops can be useful narrative devices in cinema because it can communicate a cyclical relationship in a narrative like a loop that goes through…

October 9, 2018
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Narrative Time Blog

In McCloud’s visual essay, Time Frames, he discusses the use of sound/words as moments that can only exist in time. While the intervals in between frames and the actions within a scene can be manipulated to make time seem to move faster, the conversation itself can’t. For instance, the lunch scene we saw in class from His Girl Friday, in which the space around the table, the introduction of food and drinks, and…

October 9, 2018
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Run Lola Run – Post-Continuity Editing

In Run Lola Run, the editing makes used of nonlinear storytelling and time loops and shifting. Throughout the film we see Lola engage of different scenarios of the same event and these scenes are strung together through the use of editing. Every new scenario that Lola goes through is connected through the usage of the phone ringing and by establishing the settings of each scene. Whenever the phone rings, the…

September 25, 2018
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Post-Continuity Editing

September 24, 2018

Some of the cinema techniques used in the movie Run Lola Run include cross-cutting, match on action and temporal montage. This movie can be said to have a digital aesthetic given the ability to freeze the frame. Rombes states “the quietness of the stilled image is an oasis from the perpetual motion and fluidity of data in the digital age” (72). When time freezes or moves slowly the viewer is…

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