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◦ Cinegraphic Studies ◦

Avant-Garde, Absolute Film, Pure Cinema, single-frame diversity and continuity, superimposition, a flexible montage of time and space, visual tone poems, Kuleshov Effect, Ken Burns Effect

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Rican Lee, Cinegraphic Studies Part 6

      Playing in the State: Broadcasting and the Hegemony Imagination            “A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson  “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.”  – Antonio Gramsci   This writing is concerned with how a team facing a… read more

Rican Lee, Cinegraphic Studies Part 5

          Hollywood Dreaming         During World War I, saltpeter, used to produce celluloid for film, was needed to produce explosive powder for firing gun weapons. This bit of knowledge is one of the props located within a scene which acted out the downfall of the successful French and… read more

Rican Lee, Cinegraphic Studies Part 4

          Milk of Phantasia: additive and mechanical treatments on the moving and still image   As the title implies, I will attempt to explain, through two techniques in particular, how the moving and still image can be manipulated and the viewer’s perception freshened, through the application of “dolly-zoom” and “hybrid imaging”… read more

Rican Lee, Cinegraphic Studies Part 3

        American Beauty (Film 1999)  A Fraternal Twin to the Cinematic Process In my opinion, this film ferments the experience of how a response toward an expectancy may account for symptoms of maintenance, motivation, and a friction between both. An effort seems to be made, in the film, to highlight the many… read more

Rican Lee, Cinegraphic Studies Part 2

  In this post, I will suggest an idea of “aesthetic plasticity”, based on and influenced by the theoretical position of early 20th century Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov’s work on the “grammatical” operations of cinema (the Mozhukin experiment, 1925) – which “price-fixed” the montage as a value of cinematic syntax (the Kuleshov effect, 1925). Please… read more

Rican Lee, Cinegraphic Studies Part 1

In this post, I would like to share my experiences after viewing three particular films. Two of these films were produced in the avant-garde genre (Look at life and 21 – 87) and one from the absolute cinema genre (Diagonal Symphony). Further on, I share the impression that the films left with me through the… read more