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 8

Experimental Film The article on “experimental film as useless cinema,” was extremely informative and educational, sine it tells us the purpose of doing and using experimental film in order to realize the different outcomes that this may have or produce on the viewer and the person conducting the film. After reading this interesting article I…

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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 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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