The Grammar of Storytelling on Film Survives Technology

Monday, February 6, 2006 - 9:20am - 10:20am
EE/CS 3-180
Jay Cassidy (MTI Film, LLC)
An art form barely 100 years old has seen the evolution of film
grammar as new technologies emerge. Just as paintings changed when
oil paint was overtaken by acrylic paint, motion pictures have seen
three systemic technological changes: silent film to sound, black
and white film to color, photochemical to digital. Each of these
changes affected how filmmakers told stories.

This talk - with many film clip samples - will attempt to give an
overview of post-production technology with special emphasis on how
the movement from photochemical to digital has affected the film
editing process. In addition, the speaker, a film editor currently
working in Hollywood, will describe his fifteen year adventure
developing digital tools for film restoration.
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