Run Lola Run

There are many narrative and cinema techniques used in the film Run Lola, Run. The film’s setting and backstory are established in the opening sequence when the money is lost on the subway and recovered by a lucky commuter. Other techniques used are scenes of flashforward montages where a single instance dramatically changes specific character’s lives. Regarding digital aesthetics, Run Lola, Run presents many different types of shots to the…

July 10, 2018

Time Frames Blog Post

In the Black Panther, the main character seems to run much faster in this shot, as he falls in the following. The rapid steps and destruction of the sign, plus a bit of speed in the CGI department aide in adding to the speed of rhythm of the shot. In the free-fall shot, the character seems to hang in the air right as he reaches the vehicle. In this second…

July 8, 2018

Run Lola Run Post

Run Lola Run relies heavily on a nonlinear technique that presents Lola’s story repeatedly with slight variations in each rendition. Through this repetition of scenes the movie relies on digital methods of video editing that allow for time changes. As noted in the reading, digital films challenge the framework of what is real by deconstructing and showing what can normally not be seen by toying with speed, focus, etc. In…

July 5, 2018

Time Frames assignment and Montage Blog

Videos:   Blog: Run Lola Run often uses techniques like graphic matches, match-on-action, motivated POV, and empty frames to fulfill a variety of needs. the latter three techniques are used to ensure there are no jarring cuts between scenes when a character (usually Lola) is moving, Match-on-action and graphic matches are used a few times to help bridge the start and ends of the film, and to transition viewers from…

July 3, 2018

Continuity Assignment and Time Frames post

Video:   Time Frames: A lot of the best animated gifs that I see tend to be ones that loop seamlessly, or are very close to doing so. They seem to provide both a sense of time moving forward smoothly (real life tends not to stutter as a motion or action repeats or transitions to something else), as well as a sense of time standing still (that tea in the…

June 28, 2018

Narrative Spaces – Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Shot 1 – A medium close-up of the main characters Butch Cassidy (Paul Newmann) and Sundance (Robert Redford) in the closing scene of the classic “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” This intimate shot of the two friends in their final moments paints a perfect picture of the duo’s relationship. Butch and Sundance talk about where they’ll end up after the next battle. Shot 2 – A medium longshot of…

June 26, 2018

Time Frames

View Contimuity assignments…   Time, narrative and editing… continuous time – screen time <= story time compressed time –  screen time < story time continuous – long takes, screen time = story time continuous – slow motion, expanded time, screen time > story time discontinuous – fragmented, montage, jumpcuts, rhythmic cuts (on sound)   loop > repetition, cyclical, infinite, moment, semi-static, non-narrative? from FookedonHonix Cinemagraphs (portion of image is in movement)…

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