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.