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  • 1.ART APPRECIATION: FILM T, R, 9:30-10:50AM Professor Paige Prater

2. 1. Name one of the forms of earliest photography, either printed on silver- plate (French) or with light-sensitive solution on paper (English) 2. Name 2 principles and 2 elements of art at play in this photograph: QUICK QUIZ: 3. Zoetrope Illusion of movement Persistence of vision (theory) Flip-book Modern movie: 24 frames per second IMAX: 48 frames per second MOVING IMAGES BEFORE FILM 4. Flexible, culluloid, light-sensitive (splice- able, high production costs) vs. equipment/software (cheaper, long- term) FILM VS. DIGITAL 5. Galloping horse wager All 4 legs off ground at once? EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE 6. No soundtrack Nickelodeons: small storefront movie theatres/ live piano & drums, sometimes lecturers 1896: movies shown all over Europe & U.S. SILENT FILM/BLACK & WHITE 7. 1861-1938 magician, filmmaker, theatrical magic show Multiple settings, repeated scenes, cuts (time moving forward) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JD aOOw0MEE EDWARD MLIS TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) 8. Hollywoods first blockbuster Epic story Original editing styles Symbolism Gesture Intertitles Reinforcement of racist views? Propaganda tool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9U POkIpR0A D.W. GRIFFITHS BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) 9. Wrote/directed/starred in it Box-office failure; critics loved it Loosely based on newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst; questions values of American Dream Fabricated newspaper reels Flashbacks Dramatic lighting, natural sound Elaborate sets Moving camera shots/ innovative editing/deep focus/low camera angles Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyv19b g0scg ORSON WELLES CITIZEN KANE (1941) 10. The Wizard of Oz (1939) black-white to color Singin in the Rain (1952) integrated sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4 0ushYAaYA synchronizing sound with lip movements/dubbing Songs/sounds recorded separately; no longer live SOUND & COLOR 1920S 11. Wladyslaw Starewicz (1882-1965) The Cameramans Revenge (1912) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIC0Sb 6pLvI Walt Disney Snow White (1938) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Z kWfD0ELE CEL- DRAWING Spirited Away (2001) 12-30 drawings for every second! 125 min: 90,000-200,000 drawings! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6az 9wGfeSgM ANIMATION & SPECIAL EFFECTS 12. Blockbuster: $194 million Tunisia, Guatemala, Death Valley, CA footage on location Super-realist paintings Detailed models Computer-generated/digitally-timed effects GEORGE LUCAS STAR WARS (1977) 13. Musicals Sci-fi Romantic Westerns Horror German Expressionism: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) directed by Robert Wiene (1873- 1938) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Y0A0sfxM6AE Documentary FILM GENRES 14. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) Maya Deren (1917-1961) and husbund, cinematographer Alexander Hammid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S0 3Aw5HULU Flat is Beautiful (1998) Sadie Benning Toy camera, Super 8 film, collages FILM AS ART 15. Global Groove (1973) - Nam June Paik Paik-Abe Synthesizer: device to modulate video signals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =InLcRXfd3NI The Raft (2004), Bill Viola http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faA KOxACgAw VIDEO ARTWORKS