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  • Cameras And Film
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    Photography is a technological invention that has become the most universal means of communication and artistic expression that the world has known. It overcomes the differences of language. It can be specific and realistic, where music and related media can only be abstracted or general. In the form of motion pictures it can be used for television and the movies. As a form of visual art, it has as wide a range of unique expressive capabilities as painting, sketching and any other hand art. As a...
  • Verite Film Makers
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    The style of cinema verite originated in France during the 1950's and '60's. It was developed by Drew and Leacock at this time, and was also taken up in Britain, as it was seen capable of offering a new documentary experience. Verite as a term is often interchangeable with similar terms such as fly on the wall, or observational cinema. Whilst there are subtle differences between the related styles, for instance, the presence of camera and crew is more explicit in observational cinema, for the pu...
  • First Motion Picture
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    Being able to capture motion has occupied the human psyche sine primitive times. This is evident through the Lascaux cave paintings which depict buffalo with multiple legs in a attempt to represent the animal running. Other simple innovations also led to the motion picture, these 'optical toys' demonstrated the eye's persistence of vision. These 'toys' grew more advanced, but lifelike motion could not be achieved until the photographic process was nearly perfected. In the 1870's Eadweard Muy bri...
  • Film Terminology General Terms Shot
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    WRITING A FILM REVIEW Be sure to check out film terminology! In writing your film review, remember that your writing is intended to be persuasive. Additionally, your writing should demonstrate clearly that you not only viewed the film, but also read the novel or play which formed the basis of the film. Paragraph 1: Offer your overall impression of the film while mentioning the movie's title, director, and key actors. Paragraph 2: Summarize the plot of the film, noting differences from the origin...
  • Training Film For People
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    Michael PahiosCinema Professor SterrittMonday, October 04, 2004 Films that were enjoyed and disliked The DVD The Movies Begin by Kino video is a testament to the early beginnings of film history. The series outlines man's earliest attempts to create visual representations of the world around them, with great success. There are many short films on the disc that range from real events to staged minute long "stories". There are some films that are enjoyable on levels of artistic creativity, while o...
  • Extensive Use Of High Contrast Films
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    The first stage in the production process is the creation of the script. This determines not only the dialogue of a piece, but lays down the basis of the film's plot. In modern cinema before a film goes into production it is probable that it's script has gone through a series of treatments and re-writes. Once a script is completed it is given to a director who's job it is to realise the script. The director, however, has a multiplicity of choices to make about the way in which he brings a script...
  • Film To Life
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    Citizen Kane By many, Citizen Kane is one of the greatest films ever made. Orson Wells, at age 25, directed, produced, and starred in this film. Citizen Kane is a memorable film for countless reasons. The film brought about controversy because it fictionalized the life of William Randolph Hearst, a powerful newspaper publisher. The film draws remarkable parallels with his life and his relationship with his mistress. There is also speculation that the film is loosely based on Wells' life as well....
  • Ray Harryhausen And Charles Schneer
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    Ray Harryhausen is the greatest artist in stop-motion animation. With a career that spans 40 years of cinema, he became a by-word for innovation, excitement and entertainment in the world of special effects and film fantasy. Born 1920 in Los Angel as, Harryhausen from an early age was fascinated with stop-motion animation due to seeing King Kong at the agee of thirteen. Ray Harryhausen was given an to per sue a dream and learn from the greatest of animators, Willis O'Brien. American Film magazin...
  • Camera Angles In Murder In The First
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    COMPARISON Shawshank Redemption and Murder in the First are two eminently engaging films about corrupt prisons and issues such as brutality occurring within the walls. 'The Shawshank Redemption' is a compelling film about two imprisoned convicted murderers. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), is innocent, however. Convicted of killing his wife and her lover (a crime for which he clearly had a strong motive), he really 'didn't do'. Of course, as his jailbird friend 'Red' (Morgan Freeman) puts it, 'Every...
  • Use Of Inter Titles The Film
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    Nanook of the North In 1922, Robert Flaherty debuted his epic ethnographic film entitled Nanook of the North. At the time, nobody knew of the impact that it would have on the entire industry of filmmaking. One of the innovators of the ethnographic film, Flaherty took his camera into places that no one had ever imagined. His expedition into the Arctic brought forth a new style of filmmaking that is still used in many films today. The first thing that everybody must notice about Nanook of the Nort...
  • Film Of A Clip Art
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    1.) Objective of the lab: The objective of this lab was to make a halftone negative of a small clip art. 2.) Facilities, supplies and equipment used: We did this in the photo lab and in the dark room. To complete this lab we needed to have a working knowledge of the camera, developer, fix and a loop. 3.) Techniques employed: To make film of a clip art several steps must be taken. First is to turn the copy board to be parallel to the floor. Then the glass front must be unlocked and lifted. The ar...
  • Camera Equipment For Underwater Photography
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    Since the development of the Aqualung by Jacques Cousteau and Emil Gagnon in 1943, we have been able to stay underwater safely and comfortably for extended periods of time. This amazing technological breakthrough allows us to discover, explore, and photograph the wonders of the underwater world. It was one of the first challenges underwater pioneers, such as Cousteau, faced was capturing the beauty and mystique of this foreign world on film in order to share it with those unable to see it for th...
  • Citizen Kane A Great Movie
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    Analysis of Citizen Kane Citizen Kane was released in 1941 under the direction of Orson Welles, an American director originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Welles was a sensation of both the stage and radio when he was invited to bring his Mercury Theatre group to Hollywood to direct any movie he chose. He was 24 when he signed with RKO to direct Citizen Kane. Unlike directors such as Hitchcock and Chaplin whose reputations rest on a great number of films, critical respect for Welles rests primaril...
  • Definition Of A High Angle Shot
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    Nicholas Gaming Cinematic Techniques The extraordinary film The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959) skillfully uses cinematic devices appropriately within the context of the theme. Part of the underlying theme of this movie as explained by Truffaut himself is, .".. to portray a child as honestly as possible... ". (Writing About Film, 1982). It is the scenes in this movie that are most helpful in disclosing the overall theme of the film. Within the scenes, the camera angles in this film play an i...
  • Psychological Film The Last Laugh
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    Both The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, produced by Robert Wiene, and The Last Laugh, produced by F.W. Murnau, are excellent examples of films created in the golden age of German cinema. These two films make use of the camera in order to see inside a character's mind, a technique greatly refined throughout German Expressionism. The ideas, feelings, thoughts, and dreams of a character are carefully shown in a first-person view, and the tone and mood of the characters and plot are mirrored in the surrou...
  • Film Maverick
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    Maverick is a quick witted card player who understands all aspects of poker. Maverick deceives the other players by losing all games in the first hour of the game. What the other players didn't know was that he was carefully watching how they play, when they bluff and what they do before they bluff. Using his knowledge of the other players, Maverick quickly catches up and wins back the money he lost. The fight scenes in the film were well choreographed adding a stylish action theme to the movie....
  • Its Glamour O Camera Movements Sounds
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    A man who just got out of jail, got a group of eleven people together to rob a casino in Las Vegas and managed to get away with it. Stephen Soderbergh managed to get the audience to root for this bunch of thieves by using different techniques to capture the audience's attention and distract them from questioning the moral implications of the film. Furthermore, by making the crime victim a wealthy but evil casino owner, Stephen Soderbergh makes sure that there would be no sympathy felt for him. H...
  • Vertov For The Doctrine Of Kino Eye
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    what did vertov mean by his doctrine of kino-eye? "Of all the great innovators of the Soviet cinema, none speaks so directly to the issues of our time as Dziga Vertov" The basic principle of kino-eye is that it involves not only a disappearance of the border between the camera and the eye but a dissolution in the stages separating the process of film production as well. In this essay I will elaborate on Vertov's conception of kino-eye. I shall also study kino-eye in practice, as applied by Verto...
  • Film Run Lola Run By Tom Tykwer
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    The innovative theories and filmmaking techniques of Diga Vertov revolutionized the way films are made today. Man With a Movie Camera (1929), a documentary that represented the peak of the Soviet avant-garde film movement in the twenties, displayed techniques in montage, creative camera angles, rich imagery, but most importantly allowed him to express his theories of his writings of Kino-eye (the camera). The film has a very simple plot that describes an average day in Russia, yet the final piec...
  • Halide In The Crystal
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    Michael Shor rock The chemistry of Photography Summary: Joseph-Nicephore Niepce took he word's first photographs in 1824. Many people don? t know that he was the person who invented photography; they think that a Frenchman named Daguerre was the inventor but he got the idea from Niepce. Jacqueline Belloni, a chemist at the University of Paris-South at Orsay, is doing research on? holes? in halide ions. The problem with? holes? is that they gobble up light-generated electrons. Belloni reasoned th...

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