Video Editing

For today, Laurier and Brown’s “The Reservations of the Editor,” which should have given you a basic sense of how…

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Showing the Invisible: Movie Trailers & the Kuleshov Effect

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For today, you read Suhr and Willerslev’s article “Can Film Show the Invisible?” about the impact of montage on our ability to perceive or understand elements of a story (or reality). They argue that montage, because it disrupts the association between the camera and the viewer as subject, can force us to recognize the often…

Suhr And Willerslev Discussion Questions

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What do the authors mean when they say there’s “an invisible” that film can show? What does montage afford that allows it to reveal the invisible? Why does observational filmmaking limit our perception of the invisible? For this question you may want to consider the affordances of observational filmmaking, as discussed in the article (although…

Visual Evidence in Film (i.e. Mise en Scène)

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Barry Hampe talks about the importance of visual evidence in his chapter of the same name. But, what is visual evidence, exactly? Luckily for us, filmmakers have developed an entire vocabulary* for talking about visual evidence in film, and much of it falls under the concept of mise en scène, french for “putting in the scene.” When we…

Video Editing

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For today, Laurier and Brown’s “The Reservations of the Editor,” which should have given you a basic sense of how decisions are made in the editing room. Now, let’s take things a bit further and discuss the editing process itself. We’ll start with some advice from Alfred Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors in cinema…

Exit through the Gift Shop/Alvelos Discussion Questions

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For Thursday, answer the following questions in a blog post: Identify the central theme of the film. Identify Alvelos’s main argument What connections between the film and Alvelos do you see? What is the difference among graffiti, street art, and fine art? (think about this in terms of aesthetics) What is the difference between what…

Let’s Play With Graffiti!

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Today you should have brought in an image of something– a building, a statue, a painting, a sign– that you think could use a little “sprucing up” with some graffiti. If you forgot to bring an image, consider using the image you chose for your language in the landscape analysis. Using either Pixlr, a free…

Maps, Maps, and More Maps

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Below you will find examples of maps that extend beyond your traditional paper (or online) geographic schematic. Click on the description of each image to go to its website. Each site contains numerous examples of interesting and non-traditional maps. Some of these examples stay close to the traditional geographic style, while others veer wildly away. The takeaway…

Discussion Questions for Massey

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How does Massey define “space”? What is the difference between space and place (a specific location)? How does Massey relate the concepts of “space” and “time” How does Massey’s later discussion of the ideas of progress and developed/undeveloped countries? What does Massey mean when she uses the term “geography of power”? What does the “geography…