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Department
Contemporary Arts
Course
FPA 136
Professor
Peter Lester
Semester
Fall

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DW Griffith, Editing and the Emergence of Continuity- Lec 2, Sep 17 Early Cinema & Cinema of Attractions: -Non-narrative; showcasing and creating a spectacle -Single take: little to no editing -one scene with single camera setup "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) Georges Melies: -Longer (over 10 mins) -Different scenes strung together by editing -Stationary camera setup (numerous scenes) -Narrative and visual -No camera movement or tilting Edwin S. Porter: "The Great Train Robbery" (1903): -Emphasis on storytelling -Birth of Western film genre -Hand tinting colourization -Camera slightly moves -Double exposure; train in background ***Parallel lines of action: robbers are separate scene from little girl R.W. Paul Films: -The "Chase Film" genre: fo
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