Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014

In Class:
Discuss Montage
Screen Select Clips
In-progress critiques with class of your work

Homework:
Complete your video for critique next week. Your video must be finished, exported, uploaded to vimeo, and embedded or linked on your blog. Plan ahead and be prepared.



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Montage References:
Hitchcock on Montage:

SOVIET MONTAGE
A Dialectical Approach to Filmmaking
Metric: Measured number of frames, regardless of action in shot (mechanical):
example: Scene from Eisenstein's October

Rythmic: cutting for continuity (aesthetic, narrative)
example: Eisenstein's Odessa Steps Sequence, Battleship Potemkin, 1925

Tonal: taps into the emotional quality of the shots to create a complex emotional landscape

Overtonal/Associational: combination of all of the above, moving towards abstraction to illicit emotional reactions
example: from Pudovkin's Mother, 1926

Intellectual: when shots combined, viewer forms intellectual meaning
example: Eisenstein, Strike, 1925
Apocalypse Now,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWtc01BlqM

Man With a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8

SURREALIST MONTAGE
Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 1927

Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali,Un Chien Andalou, 1929,

Maya Deren, Meshes of the Afternoon, 1943
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSY0TA-ttMA (watch silent)

Vera Chytilova, Daisies (Sedmikr├ísky), 1966
examples: opening credits, 53:30, 60:00, 65:00

ART VIDEO
Tracey Moffatt, OTHER, 2009
Dara Birnbaum, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION WONDER WOMAN, 1978-79
Bill Viola, Anthem, 1983

POP CULTURE

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