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Cinema Essay

  • Submitted by: LykaJane1
  • on June 26, 2014
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 1,271 words

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CINEMA



Related terms: film, movie, motion picture, moving pictures, big screen, silver screen

✓ CINEMA - from French “cinema”, short of “cinematographe’, from Greek “kinema’ meaning movement.
✓ FILM – term from the photographic film as the primary medium for recording and displaying of movies.

✓ MOTION PICTURE, MOVING PICTURE, MOVIE – illusion of movement

✓ BIG SCREEN – the projection screen where the movie is traditionally shown.

✓ SILVER SCREEN – (old term) a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing before color was introduced.



Definitions

• A sequence of photographs projected onto a screen with sufficient rapidity as to create the illusion of motion and continuity.

• A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement.



BIOLOGICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL BASIS involVed in cinematic motions

Critical Flicker Fusion – ability of the human eye to disregard the gaps between frames when the movie is shown.

• The smoothly moving picture you see consists of thousands of slightly different still images (called frames) projected in rapid succession with each frame flashing is accompanied by burst of blackness.

• Critical flicker fusion ignores the gaps and sees the continuous light.




Apparent Motion – an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing succession of still pictures of moving object giving it an illusion of movement.




Persistence of Vision – the phenomenon where the retina retained an image   for a brief split-second after the image was actually seen, and lends itself to animation (movement) by fostering the illusion of motion when we view images in closely-timed sequence to one another.

LEADING tOPMENT OF MOTION PICTURE

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN CINEMA

The start of motion pictures has been attributed to the following inventions:

• Photographic camera 1826

• Photographic film 1885...

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