July 14th: Cinema Language

Watch:

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge – the short film is available for free on Hulu.com and for $1.99 on Prime, iTunes, YouTube etc.

Read:

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

Blog prompt:

After watching the film adaptation of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and then reading the short story by Ambrose Bierce, write a blog post about the differences between the two works. What was removed or changed in the film version and why?  What techniques in film language – pacing, editing, shot composition – successfully translate the effects in the short story?

VISUAL NARRATIVE  DUE WEDNESDAY JULY 15th


video lecture:


zoom discussions:

Discuss Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Continuity – 180 degree rule, match on action, shot reverse shot, POV shot, parallel action
Montage – rhythm, metaphor, associational thinking, dream, intellectual argument
Long take – “realism”, documentary-style, duration

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

Continuity
180 degree rule and screen direction
match on action
shot reverse shot
POV shot
parallel action (driven by narrative)
graphic match

Long take with moving camera – realism or dream-like, documentary-style, duration, pan shots,  also nonlinear arrangement and scroll – fluid time

Chaos Cinema (post-continuity)

Montage – rhythm, metaphor, associational thinking, dream, intellectual argument

Discontinuous – fragmented, montage, jumpcuts, rhythmic cuts (on sound)

Spatial Montage 

loop > repetition, cyclical, infinite, moment, semi-static, non-narrative?

https://vine.co/v/5QLLrdIbAau

https://vine.co/v/5EEQizIWpEQ

https://vine.co/v/5YQ6Xq3AEK2

from FookedonHonix

Cinemagraphs (portion of image is in movement)

this-is-cinematic

iwdrm

hellyeahcinemagraphs

stopmotionstudies.net

insert a loop into a blog post with vimeo or youtube


activity:

watch: Noah by Patrick Cederberg & Walter Woodman
warning:  brief nudity

 

 

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