Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Though we did not watch a lot of the second video, I saw the beginnings of what would evolves in to film as we know it today. Experiments made by the first innovators of movies set the stage for the road to modern film, like the focus on plot and even adding voices to make the plot more believe able. These things may sound simple to us, but back then they were as important as the moon landing, and James Cameron and Steven Spielberg can make their masterpieces because of what happened back in this period. That's just how evolution works.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Last week I was shown a documentary on the history of film. From Edison's first light to the multi-million dollar block busters, film has evolved to suit us. The Luminaire brothers began a revolution of their own in France, and are considered to be the fathers of film, with their train that amazed the people by going past the screen. Even the use of bubbles brought us to the films that the world has learned to love. The smallest steps bring further along the Odyssey of film, and things that we see as second nature, but in the beginning, these were mind boggling discoveries.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The English man speaks of folding as the basis of life. The elaborate art of origami gives man something to change, an act the human race is very good at. Described as metamorphic, origami is not taking away from the paper, but simply changing it into a more beautiful form. The men and women who are able to per from this amazing task breath life into the paper, like alchemists with their potions. Some of the work looks as if it was formed of stone, not paper. The artist in the film never creates the same model twice, but many of the nimble fingers of the world fold the the repeated works of incredible art. The art is not an easy task and requires a great amount of skill in math and geometric shapes. The originator is Akira Yoshizawa, a Japanese man with a vision if a world filled with people who understand the elaborate art of origami. In the modern world, there is a great interest in the art, and in five years, where will we be? What will origami lead our nation to? Is it trying to lead us somewhere, or is it simply just there for us to learn the technique and enjoy the beauty of the folding?