quarta-feira, setembro 18, 2013

new (or not so new) cinematic aesthetics

Watch NOAH @ Youtube
This short is only available for a limited time and will be removed from YouTube on September 19th.

"The 17-minute, mildly NSFW Noah is unlike anything you've seen before in a movie--only because it is exactly like what many of us see on our computers all the time. Created by Canadian film students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, the film begins when our high school senior protagonist types in the password that opens up his laptop, and the narrative takes place entirely on his computer screen."
  -- more here

a whole "new" genre in itself ? check here
This new cinematic aesthetics of density seems to be highly appropriate for out age. If, from a city street to a Web page, we are surrounded by highly dense information surfaces, it is appropriate to expect from cinema similar logic. (In a same fashion, we may think of spatial montage as reflecting another contemporary daily experience: working with a number of different applications at once on a computer. If we are now used to distribute and rapidly switch our attention from one program to another, from one set of windows and command to another set, we may find multiple streams of audio-visual information presented simultaneously more satisfying than a single stream of traditional cinema.) 
-- Lev Manovich (Macrocinema)

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