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When working with found footage - intentionality is reframed. The context might be (ideologically) changed.

Esfir Shub - Fall of Romanov Dynasty:

(1984-1959- one of the first women (publically) working with found footage .

Idealogical "Perfection" --> Argument ---> Flip side of 'perfect ideology' ---> Propaganda on gender equality -> Warning

Santiago Alvarez - L.B.J. (1968)

1ST cinema - Hollywood. Meant to entertainment.

2ND cinema - European auteur. Unconventional, experimental.

3RD cinema - Latin American film movement. Filmmaking relating to other cinema. Militant cinema, collective filmmaking. Revolutionary activism - against capitalism.

Gunvor Nelson. Schmeerguntz (1965)

catalyst - a call to action—the circumstance that thrusts your protagonist into the story.

Harun Farocki - Respite (2007)

"Are these images an embellishment?" "Nobody seems to see them as a threath"

Close reading of images. Minimal intervention.

Recycled Images: The Art and Politics of Found Footage Films (1993)

Willem Wees

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1. Compilation. Not questioning the representational nature of the image. To illustrate the point - for example, in a documentary. Not subverting.

2. Collage. Manipulating the material. Avant grade. Not matching image and sound. Critiquing. Juxtapositions, irony, disruptions.

3. Appropriation. Not a critique. Meant to entertain, to illustrate the mood. A playful way of making an image into something else.

Strategies for image recycling:

- Removing sound

- Adding audio that doesn't belong

- Repetition

- Match cut

- Kuleshov effect. One shot is influenced by the other

- Layering images

- Refraction. Different images, different materials.

--- other notes:

- Changing the point of view instead of changing the meaning (!) changing the perspective

- Sound in reverse - how some other language sounds to foreigners

- Connecting movements so it's fluent

- Have a side project just to play around.

- Being nice to the people that are being pictured. Ethics of the cinema. The violence of the lens are resolved in editing - which thought (shot) comes first.

- Presence of the editor.

- Creating soundtrack for the silent film. Makes strangening effect, tension, something is off.

Intuitive editing :

1. Expertise. Intuition through skills.

2. Implicit learning. Non-conscious (watching films, reading, etc)

3. Judgement. Decisions are based on understanding.

4. Sensitivity. Attentiveness to detail. To reset anxiety - have someone to sit with you while editing, meditate, take breaks, anything to gain a new set of eyes.

5. Creativity. Capacity for problem-solving. Notes, sheet on the wall eg. - "Potential turning point". Don't drop what you are doing.

6. Break the time day by day, don't stay too long on one thing! Plan breaks!! Rumination - step away!!!

Other notes

Defamiliarization (ostranenie) - artistic theory and technique of presenting to audiences common things in a strange and unfamiliar way, prolonging the perceptive process and allowing for a fresh perspective.

Subversion - something that’s likely to make the public question the values and the principles of a system in place, which in turn might lead to a change in social structures. Calls prevailing ideologies into question.

Juxtaposition - the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect

BBC sound archive

In the Blink of an Eye. Walter Murch

MacCare @Amsterdam