VAN DER ROHE VS. CLAES OLDENBURG

Throughout the ages the world has seen and encountered many artists, practicians and innovators who come up with new ideas that have changed the way we appreciate and interact with art. Many of these practitioners have collaborated with each other and have created remarkable and outstanding forms of art. Through this illustrated essay my goal…

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PROPAGANDA & SCIENCE FICTION DURING THE COLD WAR

The Cold War was and had a significant impact throughout the world. Not only it affected the economy, social, cultural and artistic development of some nations but also created rivalry between the The United states and The Soviet Union. In the late 1940’s, The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was…

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IMPLICATIONS OF VIDEO JOURNALISM IN EXPREIMENTAL FILM

Experimental Film, also known and refer to as Experimental Cinema and even Avant-Garde Cinema is a type of filmmaking that re-evaluates cinematic aesthetics and typical conventions. Experimental Film explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working. As stated by author, reporter, writer and film critic, Gene Youngblood in his book, Expanded…

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ETHICS IN INDEPENDENT FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES

Audiences around the world, always tend to complain and criticize in the worst possible way the real content of independent films and documentaries. They either like them or hate them. There is really no in between when it comes to a big audience. This is an issue of perspective that up until this point in…

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AND HUMANS CREATED FILMMAKING

What does the word Filmmaking sounds like? Is it the making of a film? The creation of a movie? The edition of different moving images? Putting together still images in motion? All of the questions mentioned above are accurate when it comes to describing the word, Filmmaking. Butt there is way more to it than…

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W.W.W – FRIEND OR ENEMY?

As everyone knows the World Wide Web, also known as the Internet has improved the way we are, interact, work, study and it has had a great impact all over the planet. If we think back in time and we go, let’s say forty years ago, we did not have any type of  access to…

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METROPOLIS

  Metropolis Metropolis is a German silent film from 1927 and was created between 1924 and 1927 (‘Wege des grossen Spielfilms in Deutschland’, Die Literarische Welt, 2, 1). It was perhaps the first one to create controversy among audiences around the world due to the nature of the content since it was the first science…

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A DAY IN THE COUNTRY

  Aesthetic Formal Analysis A Day in the Country is a french film from 1936 directed and written by Jean Renoir. The profound beauty of the film, the use of outstanding mis-en-scene and cinematography as well as the camera movement are absolutely breathtaking. In this formal analysis my goals is to evaluate the different points in…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 10

Psychedelics as an Expression Psychedelics substances have been around for thousands and thousand of years. It has been stated in books and critical reviews that ancient civilizations like the Mayas, the Incas and the Egyptians used mind altering substances in order to expand their minds and reach a higher level of supreme consciousness. If this…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 6

Mind Control Substances & Film On week six we watched several clips that showed how people were using mind altering substances back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Drugs like LSD were perfectly normal and acceptable within the new wave of hippies. I was very intrigued by the clips of “The Acid Trip and Light Sows,”…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 5

  Movement in Film & Music On week five, we saw lots of different footages regarding movement and how it affects our behavior within society and the creation of films. Movement in film and everyday life is applied constantly, everything we do involves movement. From the moment I wake up, I am already using movement,…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 4

Cinema in Japan The feature we watched during class four, opened my eyes to the world of the underground punk and gangs in japan. I am used to watching films that have a similar content but they are all american film for the most part. I really enjoyed the plot of the film since it…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 3

Abstract Art I absolutely loved the abstract art that came from the artist on the documentary “Breaking the Frame.” Marielle Nitoslawska knew what people wanted, her ideas and creativity was outside the box and that is exactly what made her so different. She engaged in art that I did not think it could be done,…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 2

  Open up your Mind… The film we watched in class for the second week, it definitely opened up my eyes to a whole new world of cinema that is totally underground and many people don’t really know about it. The idea of having an open mind and thinking in a different ways and viewing…

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EXPANDED CINEMA – JOURNAL 1

What a way to Expand your thoughts in Film! On the short film we watched the first day of class titled “Stunned Man, ” I was able to relate myself to the character since I think that is how most of us live our lives, in straight chaos, faster than a speed of light, everything…

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