tags: Annotated bibliography, David Bordwell, Lev Manovich, Mosaic Screen, Spatial Montage, Video
Manovich’s basic idea of spatial montage is that “In general, spatial montage would involve a number of images, potentially of different sizes and proportions, appearing on the screen at the same time.” (Manovich 2002)
However, as he continues, "This by itself of course does not result in montage; it up to the filmmaker to construct a logic which drives which images appear together, when they appear and what kind of relationships they enter with each other," it gets a bit more complicated. There are several types of spatial montage that I'll aim to clarify in this summery blog post.
Manovich's definition of Spatial Montage: "spatial montage means meaningful juxtaposition of more than one image stream within a single screen."
- Marco Brambilla - Flashback
- The Wilderness Downtown
- iPhone Montage
- OK GO - All Is Lost (OK GO's take on spatial montage collaborative work with Google Chrome Experiments)
- Holiday Inspiration
- Suspense (1913 - one of the earliest example of using split screens as a way to draw narrative)
- Symmetry (Classic example of a split screen)
- 3 Words (An interesting integration of digital editing and split screen)
- My Heart Goes Out To Norway (Thanks to Sunniva for sharing this :')
- Lost In Montage
- Eternal Moonwalk
- The Whale Hunt
Bordwell, D. and K. Thompson. 2007. Film Art: An Introduction, 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Manovich, L. September 2002.The Archeology of Windows and Spatial Montage.
Branco, Sergio. 2008,“The Mosaic-Screen: Explanation and Definition” Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, vol. 14, no.2