Monday, April 11, 2011

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The Tune: A sequence

may seem odd to claim the value of photography in film blog , especially if to do so just using drawings.
But it is what it is.

And is that assert the value of photography, static image, there is such nonsense when it comes to the moving image, because the first is the original base and inseparable from the latter.
is somehow highlight the importance composition, the framing of the image (which will correspond to the film plane) we see no movement.
But in film, even more important than the same composition, is the use of the still image in a sequence.

Indeed, seeing a picture first, then another, then another, we have varied reading.
There is also a substantial difference from other equivalent forms, such as photographic sequence, comics or even the comic, is the fact that the moviegoer can not intervene in the reading time of the image.
an audiovisual If we see a still image (Either a photograph, either a drawing, either a frame without motion), the frame lasts as long as the plane, and ends when cut or transition appears below. That will be the time we have to enjoy and understand it.

not think we should consider it a defect and yes-just-a feature, but clearly, in this connection that the viewer's participation in a more passive audiovisual experience that if confronted with any artistic expression on particularly as a fast read of the image we mean.

And that, let us not forget, yes it is an advantage in the hands of the creator of the audiovisual material, as is holding a greater number of tools to "manipulate" the audience at will.
addition, self, which recognizes film viewer, who likes to manipulate and left inside a dark room, accept this as inevitable and somewhat rewarding.

If above, as will in the present case, all this is mixed with a brilliant sense of humor, and surrealism, the result is magnificent.
So back to the photographs, drawings and film, to talk about an animated film, "The Tune " which actually is a concatenation of independent short films by renowned animator Bill Plympton , stitched together through the story of a quest for the perfect melody.

At one point in history, Didi, the female lead, recalls her childhood as she sings a ballad.

be there when the director makes use of the photographs, what is known as photo albums (the private sphere of the photographic image) to tell the story of the girl's family.
Indeed, as the film is animated, the pictures are actually drawings, but we understand them as such.

and will be in the succession of the same, at first sight one after another and so this will give us an overall reading of that history.
still images are used, yes, but the variation of the same (what unites them, what the difference) is the crux of the matter.

There is little else to add.
The first picture shows the family, and from there what we see are changes that will increase exponentially.
The degree of surrealism of these changes will also increase, and is precisely the absurd that provide consistency to the entire sequence.
But it's better to say the least. Theirs is

With the last picture (the most absurd the most improbable) return to fuse with a map of the current Didi singing, and his memories, he has shared with us in the form of photographs of his family, render the nostalgia we perceived its sad song into something else.

It is not just a succession of still images.
has been the fact irlas seeing one by one (first one, then another) and with a certain time, the time the director has chosen for each of them, which makes the overall reading is in a certain way .
And you, sitting in a movie theater to escape, like the drift ...


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