Starting this May, DOCLAB cordially introduces to you our VIDEO ART VIDEO program. This series include mixture of video art, experimental films, documentaries film about artists… This program will be an weekly event. Every Thursday from 15:00 – 17:00 pm at DOCLAB.
The next screening at 15:00 Thursday May 20th 2010, DOCLAB presents Man with a Movie Camera (68 mins) by Russian director Dziga Vertov.
Man with a Movie Camera is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no story and no actors, by Russian director Dziga Vertov. To the extent that it can be said to have “characters,” they are the cameraman of the title and the modern Soviet Union he discovers and presents in the film. This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations and a self-reflexive style.
Dziga Vertov was central to the Soviet Kino-Pravda (literally, “cinema truth”) newsreel series of the 1920s. Vertov believed the camera — with its varied lenses, shot-counter shot editing, time-lapse, ability to slow motion, stop motion and fast-motion — could render reality more accurately than the human eye, and made a film philosophy out of it.
All films are silent with English subtitle.
The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only.
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