Presentation on theme: "“A late 20th-century style and concept in the arts, architecture, and criticism, which represents a departure from modernism and is characterized by the."— Presentation transcript:
“A late 20th-century style and concept in the arts, architecture, and criticism, which represents a departure from modernism and is characterized by the self- conscious use of earlier styles and conventions, a mixing of different artistic styles and media, and a general distrust of theories.” – Oxford Dictionary o Postmodernism is a type of film set after the ‘modern’ time-frame. o It challenges the ‘norm’ and conventions of a set genre. For example, in the 1960’s a man named Tzetan Todorov came up with the theory that a film should have three stages in chronological order (equilibrium, disruption and new equilibrium). A postmodern film might go against the idea of this. o Postmodern films are hybrids, meaning they are not just one set genre but a mix of two or more.
Postmodern films use techniques that would disrupt the ‘norm’ in filming. These techniques make it clear to the audience that they are watching a film which isn’t usually the aim when creating the film. To make it obvious that the audience are watching a constru- cted piece, postmodern films use techniques like: Anti-narratives Meta-refferencing Intertexuality
An anti-narrative is where the film deliberately does not use the normal conventions of a film. For example, Tzvetan Todorov said all films should have a equilibrium, disruption and a new equilibrium (beginning, middle and end). A film like ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994) challenges this. Therefore, making it an anti-narrative/non-linear narrative film. To show that a film has an anti-narrative, they can also use time remapping and have shots such as freeze frame and slow motion which also refers to hyperreality. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvKJ9 DcaJ8M
Intertextuality is where one form of media copies an idea something from another (novel, comic, film, TV, song). For example almost the whole of ‘Scary Movie’ and ‘Epic Movie’ use purely intertextuality. As another example, this shot from ‘The Shining’ (1980) was inspired by photographer ‘Diane Arbus’ with her picture of two young girls pictured below.
We went out and filmed some footage of seagulls and people walking towards us. We chose to film this as we thought they would be very good once slowed down in Adobe premiere pro. We then imported this footage into Adobe Premiere Pro. We slowed some of the footage down using key frames, speed ramps and bezier curves to make the transition look more natural.
This was our result: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=s8K_OK0nHe8&list=UUCQBbf- EYhj5X71jRaK8gpQ After importing the footage into Adobe Premiere Pro, we placed in KEY FRAMES using + (command and pen tool) where we felt the slow motion would fit well. We then changed the small box that says Opacity to Time Remapping > Speed. This allows us to move the thin yellow line on the part we want to slow down. we then used the SPLIT KEY FRAME to create a SPEED RAMP, this makes the transition look slightly more natural. As it is still jerky, the final step would be the BEZIER CURVE. Clicking on one of the split key frames will bring up a blue shape with two handles and a square in the middle. Turn one of the handles and you will create a BEZIER CURVE. Dragging yellow line slows it down This is the split key frame This is the blue tool used to create a bezier curve A speed ramp looks like this: