• History of Silent Movies
    Sergei Eisenstein in Russia were developing and perfecting film techniques that would become standard of the craft, and silent screen actors were blossoming into the first generation of Hollywood celebrities. The earliest silent film footage in existence was documentary in nature, such as the brief...
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  • Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore Documentary
    used, the shot is out of focus and strong sun lighting hitting the camera makes any footage hard to see. As the team walk near the Kmart store the camera is jumpy and unsteady, as they enter Kmart Headquarters a man in a suit looks anxiously at Moore and immediately says “turn it off now.” Moore then...
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  • Buffalo '66 (Directed by Vincent Gallo) Film Analysis
    classic musical. So when Ben Gazzara sings, or when Christina Ricci does her tap dance, or in the bedroom scene where we kiss, it's choreography. Those are musical numbers like in those old Hollywood musicals.”(2) He insisted director of photography and camera operator Lance Acord that the film be shot...
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  • Digi Photo
    , while being much more compact than such a lens for a 35mm camera since the imaging circle is much smaller. This can be useful if extra telephoto reach is desired, as a certain lens on an APS sensor produces an image equivalent to a significantly longer lens on a 35mm film camera shot at the same...
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  • broadcasting
     skydish or big dish (in the sky). dissolve: An optical technique to produce a gradual change in scenes. The progressive blending of the end of one shot into the beginning of the next is produced by the superimposition of a fade-out into a fade-in or by putting the camera gradually out of or into focus...
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  • Essay of Series 'Taken'
    families. The whole saga begins during World War II. We witness a bomber go down with its crew, who then miraculously all survive. But what follows is more terrifying than the crash. Crew member Russsell Keys is plagued by nightmares of the crash and when he learns that his fellow crewmen are dying he is...
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  • Movie Analysis
    Toland's earlier work in Dead End (1937), John Ford's The Long Voyage Home (1940), and Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940)) that emphasize mise-en-scene; also in-camera matte shots •low-angled shots revealing ceilings in sets (a technique possibly borrowed from John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) which Welles...
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  • Psychoanalysis
    for on-camera scene initiation. Originally used to synchronize movie sound with picture. [See lip-sync] closeup (CU) A tightly framed camera shot in which the principal subject is viewed at close range, appearing large and dominant on screen. Pulled back slightly is a "medium closeup" while zoomed in...
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  • Comparative Study
    institute, inside the head shot of protagonist character the architecture of the Vincent at the tiny computer screen in a room consisting of regulated rows of workstations. The camera shots during these scenes highlight and accentuate the technological control on the people’s lives, every corner there...
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  • Silent Hill Analysis
    television, and the camera slowly turns around behind him on a variation of the main piano theme until Laura gets in. Then, leaving time and space for the emotion, a long shot shows the two far away after James has made his confession. From this time on, closer to a Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within...
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  • Michael Moore's Techniques
    Afghanistan $245 million in aid. 17. Sept. 11, 2001: Osama bin Laden uses his expert CIA training to murder 3,000 people.[8] The montage then ends with handheld-camera footage of the second WTC plane crash, the audio consisting solely of the hysterical reactions of the witnesses, recorded by the...
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  • Zhang Yimou’s Film Anaylsis
    Lantern”, we can find out a shot that shot with handheld camera. This is the point of view shot of Gong Li when she is running to the room to investigate what happened to the third mistress. From this, Zhang creates the nervousness and fearfulness of Gong Li. Besides this, the sudden change from the...
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  • Witness by Peter Weir Notes
    Amish world with the individualism in the modern world. This is shown through camera techniques and costumes. In the opening scene, a long shot depicts a group of Amish people walking together. The group, clad in similar black costumes, reinforces the notion of a unified community. Additionally, the...
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  • The Most Convincing Propogandist
    At the turn of the 20th century, when film production was beginning to become more accessible to people around the world, an artistic revolution was in the making. Filmmakers everywhere had begun experimenting with their camera angles, focus points, films lengths and so forth. However, during an...
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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-a Fantastical Journey to Empathy
    -like tray: a big stuffed pillow then two knick-knacky potato-head miniature statues. Joel is shaking, he is scared. The shot repeats yet this time from Joel’s perspective, the camera mimicking his eyes looking at the statues. A red haze, perhaps the laser beams that dash into both Joel’s temples...
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  • The Representation of Gender Relations in Atom Egoyan's Chloe and Anne Fontaine's Nathalie
    Freudian theories relevant to film studies. Yet a major part of the essay shall focus on applied film studies by looking at the narrative, certain shots, camera angles and light settings that convey certain attitudes and beliefs about gender relations ultimately claiming that, to a certain extent, both...
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  • Documentary Aspects on Kieslowski Fiction
    historians and critics Realism is defined by convinced narrative techniques ( customs of spending time on actions) Realism is defined by the way it motivates style or narrative 23 It could be said, the steam of realism was adapted to cinema well, as camera seems to be natural tool for realism...
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  • A Discussion on the Narrative Strategy and Aesthetic Experience of Documentary Films in Taiwan - Taking Taiwan Public Television Service’s Documentaries of Education Reform Series-“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” and “Nine Lives” as Examples
    was nothing but a populist dream . While many education professionals set about more detailed planning and discussion of sustainable development for education reform, PTS took its camera into school campuses and started its production of documentaries on education reform. That year (2004), PTS...
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  • Ebay.Photography.the.Smart.Way.2005
    Photosimile 200 light box discussed above. Finally, he used a 3-MP Olympus D-575 point-andshoot camera (circa 2004) for a few shots. All of these are excellent cameras. Joe’s rules for taking photographs for the book were that he would use the Olympus C-2020 for most of his photographs, and he would...
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  • Edwin Stanton Porter
    technique, which had made transitions smoother, known as dissolving. It was a great success in his movie “Life as a American Fireman,” since the movie involved intricate outdoor scenes. This dramatic heroic film was shot twice, with angles from the interior and exterior, as well as close up of actors...
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