Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Digital Era

       Other than technology, films being made today still do about what films did in years past. While the films of today explore cultural taboos, they always have, it's just that what films explored in the past is either something that we are fine with now, or is was done in a more subtle as to be sensitive to audiences.  The fact that cameras are much more accessible now helps people who in the past would not have been able to become filmmakers. When filmmaking was not easily attainable and was more of the stereotype of "art is leisure for the wealthy", so when you could even slightly do anything in movie making you could become successful, you didn't really have to have any natural talent or put much effort in to get into hollywood in less important roles. Nowadays you really need to be great at filmmaking and you can be really good at making movies even if you're not an extremely rich person. The technology in filmmaking we have now has opened up movie making to a lot more people, so we can have a lot more people who know what they're doing. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Reading Reflection

One reason that the movie audience changed so much over this era was because of the rise in popularity of the TV. It caused people to stop going to see movies as often, and therefore less films were being produced. Since people wouldn't be seeings movies as often, the price in tickets rose, so that the studios could compensate the difference. Hollywood had to censor films so that their range in audience would widen, and it shows that Americans at this time were more conservative than they now.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Overtonal Montage

Overtonal montage is the fourth type of montage in Soviet Montage Theory. While the other types of montage are straight forward, the descriptions of overtonal montage tend to be vague. While trying to focus on overtonal montage, I learned that it is a combination of the three types of montage that come before it, so I knew I had to try all three of them so that I could better grasp the concept.

Here is the first type, metric montage. With this style, you cute the footage based on time, or to a certain number of frames.

The next type is rhythmic montage. With rhythmic you edit to continuity and manipulate time.

This is tonal montage. In this you cut to elicit a specific feeling from the viewer with the tone of the  shots

And finally, overtonal montage. The reason overtonal uses all three is to to bring out an emotion even further, with mild abstraction.