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Current Issues in Film COM 221. 1. What is film? Acquisition Editing Delivery Systems For all: Analog vs. Digital.

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1 Current Issues in Film COM 221

2 1. What is film? Acquisition Editing Delivery Systems For all: Analog vs. Digital

3 Media: Film

4 Media: Film Tape2, ¾, ½ (Betamax, VHS), DV

5 Media: Film Tape2, ¾, ½ (Betamax, VHS), DV DiscLaser, DVD, BluRay

6 Media: Film Tape2, ¾, ½ (Betamax, VHS), DV DiscLaser, DVD, BluRay Computer/Hard-drive

7 Media: Film Tape2, ¾, ½ (Betamax, VHS), DV DiscLaser, DVD, BluRay Computer/Hard-drive Streaming

8 Media: Film Tape2, ¾, ½ (Betamax, VHS), DV DiscLaser, DVD, BluRay Computer/Hard-drive Streaming Micro-cinema

9 Nonlinear editing (old AND new)

10 Aspect ratio (1.33:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1)

11 Nonlinear editing (old AND new) Aspect ratio (1.33:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1) Digital CinemaConvergence of digital technologies with film Film vs. HD video

12 Nonlinear editing (old AND new) Aspect ratio (1.33:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1) Digital CinemaConvergence of digital technologies with film Film vs. HD video Mitchell S35R Mark II 35mm reflex film camera Panasonic AJ-HPX3000G HD video camera

13 Nonlinear editing (old AND new) Aspect ratio (1.33:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1) Digital CinemaConvergence of digital technologies with film Film Purists The strange case of Dogme 95 started in 1995 by the Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg

14 Dogme 95s Vow of Chastity: 1. Filming must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in. If a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found. 2. The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. Music must not be used unless it occurs within the scene being filmed, i.e., diegetic. 3. The camera must be a hand-held camera. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. The film must not take place where the camera is standing; filming must take place where the action takes place. 4. The film must be in colour. Special lighting is not acceptable (if there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera). 5. Optical work and filters are forbidden. 6. The film must not contain superficial action (murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.) 7. Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden (that is to say that the film takes place here and now). 8. Genre movies are not acceptable. 9. The final picture must be transferred to the Academy 35mm film, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, that is, not widescreen. Originally, the requirement was that the film had to be filmed on Academy 35mm film, but the rule was relaxed to allow low-budget productions. 10. The director must not be credited. 254 Films have been registerede.g., Julien Donkey-Boy (1999, Harmony Korine), Dogville (2003, Lars von Trier), The Celebration (1998, Thomas Vinterberg)

15 2. Ownership of film Who's the author? Copyright How long? Post-1978generally, life of the author + 70 years OR for work-for-hire, 95 years

16 Piracy In-theater copying--Tarzan, Star Wars Episode I Online pirated distribution

17 Who has the right to change, edit? Colorization (derivative work; public domain)

18 Who has the right to change, edit? Colorization (derivative work; public domain) Pan & Scan vs. Letterboxing e.g., Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

19 Lets watch a Turner Classic Movies featurette on pan & scan vs. letterboxing!

20 Who has the right to change, edit? Colorization (derivative work; public domain) Pan & Scan vs. Letterboxing Clean Flicks case

21 Lets watch a short video about Clean Flicks

22 3. OriginalityIs there anything really new? Remakes and sequels and prequels and adaptations Synthespians Read our class article (online) Indiestheir ultimate institutionalization

23 4. Cultural Imperialism & Film America entertains the worlddoes it also impose its values on other cultures? European Unions reactions to Hollywood

24 5. Technology over Content? The age of Avatar

25 5. Technology over Content? The age of Avatar

26 5. Technology over Content? The age of Avatar

27 5. Technology over Content? The age of Avatar

28 5. Technology over Content? The age of Avatar

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