Ladies’ dresses nailed to a palisade

Ladies’ dresses nailed to a palisade ( Ladies’Skirts Nailed to a Fence ) is a British film directed by James Bamforth in 1899, released in 1900 . Continue reading

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Camera look

gaze camera means, during the shooting of a movie, the crossing of the opposite one of the actors, or possibly several, with the optical axis of the apparatus shooting. This crossing is either involuntary, it is then a fault of game and the director must register another catch of this plan; is voluntary and occurs at a special moment in dramaturgy, and its role is then to emphasize this moment. It generates a specific relationship between the character and the future audience, since this look in the optical axis of the shooting, will be later in the optical axis of the projection on the big screen that will be targeted by the optical axis viewing of each viewer. The audience will then have the illusion that the character plunges his eyes into his own. Continue reading

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Slow motion

The slow motion is a special effect , realized during the shooting or in deferred, and specific to the cinema and the television, which consists in filming a subject by accelerating the rate of shooting (in English overkranking ) so that the movement of the subject is slowed to the projection. In the sound cinema, at the standard projection rate, fixed at 24 frames per second, to slow down the movements of the subject filmed twice, the camera that took the picture must turn at 48 frames per second. For a slow motion of three times, the camera must reach 72 frames per second, and so on. Continue reading

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Fascist propaganda cinema

The fascist propaganda films is “cinematic instrument” of the regime fascist Italy in the first half of the xx th  century that served to propagate its values and ideals to the masses.

It was an artistic phenomenon that succeeded in creating in some cases valuable cinematographic works. Like the cinema of the Third Reich and the Soviet cinema , the Italian cinema of the fascist period was supported by the state and used as a tool of political propaganda . Continue reading

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Maria Adriana Prolo

Maria Adriana Prolo ( Romagnano Sesia , May 1908 – Romagnano Sesia, September 1989 ) is an Italian historian. Continue reading

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Depth of field (cinema)

When we talk about the depth of field in fictional cinema, it is to designate in a shot the use of actors, as well as props, according to a deep disposition within the field of view of the film. camera. This use is developed in the legible part of the image, between the sharpest zone closest to the camera, and the sharpest zone of distance from it, which forms, in technical terms of photography , the depth of field an objective of a certain focal length , whose diaphragm is more or less open. Continue reading

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Princess Ali (movie, 1895)

Princess Ali ( Princess Ali ), sometimes named Princess Ali of Cairo , is an American film directed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson , released in 1895 . Continue reading

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Prehistory of cinema

Prehistory of cinema is the title of a 1959 documentary film by Émile Degelin fromBelgium. Continue reading

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Victor Planchon

Victor Planchon ( Paris 5th 1863 1 – Lyon 7th , 1935 2 ) is a chemist who invented the celluloid film allowing the Brothers Lumière to fix their emulsion, to film and project their first films. Continue reading

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Plan on plan (cinema)

The plan on plan is the result of the end-to-end placement of two shots whose frames are identical or practically identical, on the same subject or on a different subject, whose result at projection is a sensation of jump on the spot, sought by the director (in this case often called “clean cut”) or produced involuntarily and irrelevant. The English technical term is evocative: jump cut . Continue reading

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