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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) 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 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: g0scg ORSON WELLES CITIZEN KANE (1941) 10. The Wizard of Oz (1939) black-white to color Singin in the Rain (1952) integrated sound 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) 6pLvI Walt Disney Snow White (1938) kWfD0ELE CEL- DRAWING Spirited Away (2001) 12-30 drawings for every second! 125 min: 90,000-200,000 drawings! 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) - =Y0A0sfxM6AE Documentary FILM GENRES 14. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) Maya Deren (1917-1961) and husbund, cinematographer Alexander Hammid 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 =InLcRXfd3NI The Raft (2004), Bill Viola KOxACgAw VIDEO ARTWORKS