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(Response Paper) The Essence of Realism Through the Photographic Image with Andre Bazin

In response to: “The Ontology of the Photographic Image” from the book “What is Cinema?” by Andre Bazin A response paper for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class Reading “The Ontology of the Photographic Image” from the book “What is Cinema?” by realist film theorist Andre Bazin reminded me how a film makes a character immortal, and to a large degree, makes an actor immortal as well. One’s physicality, which eventually gets lost in time with aging, will always remain as is,

Film Speed: Understanding the technical side of filmmaking

Knowing the basics of film photography is a step towards understanding how the technical side of filmmaking works. In fact, even those preferring to go digital all the way can benefit much with the knowledge of film photography. Whether using 35mm, 16mm, or 8mm film cameras or high-definition (HD) cameras, the very concept of producing moving images is actually the same. Even the use of film speed, which originated from film photography and cinematography, is also used in digital cameras as part

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