IM-1 Lecture, Week 7
Media law applies to what we do online!!!!!!! Offensive material defined by those who consume it.
Kuleshov effect. Same shot juxtaposed with different shots. Editing. No one though to edit when films first started. Groundbreaking. Who thought of it? How is it possible? Not many things survive being cut. Meaning must live outside of the shot, otherwise how do we interpret the actors expression differently each time? The order we put them in, relations between the shots. Rules about how to hide edits, not making sense of film. Breaking these rules don’t destroy meaning. Force of edit is outside the shot.
Edits make connections, in hypertext links make the connections. No right or wrong point. K-films make this hypertext link system visual – one video links to three others. In and out keywords.
Being a good editor means we have to learn about the rules and prohibitions – don’t use jump cuts, eye lines, the line, reverse shots. P.O.V etc….. The web showed us we don’t need these rules. K-films unpacking the logic of hiding these edits. What joins these bits together?
No grammar of the cinema – just rules. Set of possibilities.
Fuzzy links, virtual links, possible links. No fixed structure. Logic of the work comes partly from inside, and from outside. We have to create it.