FA7034 - Notes of Montage and Sound
‘La Jetee’ by Chris Marker (1962) – a very clever film.
Really heavy narration, very dense atmosphere created by intense sounds (like a heartbeat)
What’s happening in the ‘black line’ between frames? There’s something magical about it
Digital videos have pixels (and not the idea of frame by frame), and there is therefore no ‘drama’ of the black line between ‘traditional filmic’ frames
Montage and Sound – Part 2
Sound effects can add more depth to your work
They are like the topping of a pizza, and can make it ‘really tasty’
If sounds get louder and louder they can represent fear
This can be related to cityscape, ‘construction’ sound – but what about nature and nostalgia in that sense? If it is more intense is the atmosphere happier?
Get some sound effect libraries:
GR sites (archive sounds)
Internet archive: digital library (sound)
Rotoscoping: Sound Effects & Rotocscoping
Waking Life (Dir. Richard Linklater, 2001) – is the main character dreaming or awake in the ‘real’ world. What is ‘real’?
The rotoscoping technique was used effectively in Waking Life. As it is a film about the protagonist encountering different characters in his ‘dream’.
Could the caravan have a dream-like quality through rotoscoping? What about a suggestion of characters? Mix it in with ‘real’ photography (backgrounds)?
The background is always wobbly as if he is in an unstable, anxious dream land.
Will a wobbly line be suggestive of other qualities as well as the caravan itself? What if only the background is wobbly and the caravan remains ‘real’? (I should try both techniques).