Thursday, 19 January 2017

film review la Jetee

The film La Jetee is a 28 minute long film composed of many images that tell a story of a man time travels trough his past and future. its an experimental time traveling film which is based in France in the post nuclear war. The film is made in black and white. if you do not read up on it then its hard to understand what all the pictures mean.
the story is of a man marked by an image of his childhood. its about the man being an experiment. "He film emphasizes the illusion of time lapse and movement perceived both by the characters within the film and the audience of the film."(Ignoramous: 2014)

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the film is remarkable actually telling the story of a man seeing his past. the narrative of the film works well cutting up the images a telling the audience whats going on. as it being just an assort  of pictures and one actual moving scene in the middle of a woman blinking.
with the pictures you get a sense of them moving as we now days are use to films having movement seeing this was strange and different. and you just want to see a far more intense film with movement and go more in depth about time travel. as it was quite hard to understand. if i didn't read up on it. I wouldn't have known that this was a film about experimental time travel.
the images were done well and are very clear read. you can tell that the fist shot is an airport.
La jetée
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the film itself is based at an airport. and is about of death of someone. the main character is taken to an underground based and is experimented on. Trying to do time travel. where it is successful and he travels to his childhood to the present day. A woman always appears in the shots who he believes is the victim of the death. near the end of the film he finds out that he is actually the one who dies and Death comes and takes him away.This is the story of a man marked by an image from his childhood.” That’s the opening (the first voice) of Chris Marker’s film. The phrase broaches a story (the hero will travel in time toward that childhood image); the destruction of cities and the devastation of the earth’s surface (smith:1995)

figure 1 Ned Schantz, (2015), girl

figure 2 Evan Kindley, (2010), Airport

 Ignoramous Lamos (2014) Filmlies

Smith Paul  (1995) The Enigmatic Body, ed. and trans. Paul Smith, Cambridge Univ. Press,

film review ROPE

The film rope is a one talk movie, meaning that the whole entire movie is set in the same scene. it is a master of suspense and puts the audience on there seat for the entire film waiting for the main point of interest, which was the body that the two men strangled in the very fist scene to be found by the other characters that were there. 
The movie was based on a play which was inspired by Leopold-Loeb murder case. Rope” remains one of the most interesting experiments ever attempted by a major director working with big box-office names" (Ebert:1984). 
The film also talks about homosexuality in a weird way as it can be seen for the whole entire film, but it is obvious and is not mentioned in the film but is seen in some of the clips of just the two men. "Under cover of these blackouts, two things are hidden. One is the popularity  of gay male sex, whose sexual use general opinions are considered. showing the element in defining the true homosexual. The script didn’t link the word with the body wound of irreducible symbolic importance"(Miller:2013). Its not very obvious in the film but if you read up on it and or watch the film a few more times it might be clearer to see the small messages that relate to homosexuality. 

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Hitchcock has a way of showing the audience everything that is going on and shows them the problem straight away. this puts tension on the audience and makes you want to shout at the screen, where the problem is. an example of this, is when there is a bomb placed in the scene and you see the person doing it but you haven't any power to stop it you just hope that someone will spot it and disarm it in time before the person who placed and armed to bomb gets away from it. this is evident in this film and Hitchcock uses it very well  "he tortures the audience, but he is also parading his own cleverness, and like Brandon, on some level he wants to be found out. There are cuts in the film: and you only notice them if you're watching the direction rather than the story. Once you've spotted one, you'll want to know why it's there, you're always thinking about Hitchcock, and the way he uses technical angels." (Hutchinson: 2012)
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figure 1 J Bovberg, (2012), Rope Scene

figure 2 Gabrielle Golenda , (2012), Books


Ebert Roger (1984)  Roger Ebert Review

Miller, D.A.. “Anal Rope.” Representations 32 (1990): 114-131. JSTOR. Web. 19 June 2013.

 Hutchinson Pamela (2012) The Guardian

Camera Coverage

life drawing

Monday, 16 January 2017

Focal Length (zoom)

Contra Zoom

Distance and Traking

Distance Tracking mid shot

Distance Tracking close up.
Distance Tracking long shot

Soundscape Artist Jimmy MacDonald

This is a video of Jimmy doing the sounds that were in most of the Disney films.

Jimmy MacDonald was an English-Born American, sound effects artist at Disney. 
He Had worked for Disney for over 48 years and had assembled one of the most largest and impressive sound effects libraries in motion picture. 
He Began his career in 1934 and added extra dimension to all the Disney animated films.
( His voice was iconic and was used for the yodeling, whistling and sneezing for the Dwarfs in Snow White and the seven Dwarfs. The bark for Pluto and on many occasions the excited high-pitched voice of Chip and Dale.)
Jimmy is also the voice of the iconic Micky Mouse. This was his first role being part of the team being the voice of the Micky Mouse in the short film. After that he stayed on being part of the sound affects department, and doing vocal effects and cartoon voices.
There wasn't a sound that Jimmy Couldn't do. He could create sound out of anything and it worked well in all of the Disney films.