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7/25/13

Transitions.

One of the major differences between film and video is the component image itself.

In film, movies create the illusion of movement as single, individual image stills rush rapidly through a back lit environment. The actual film stills are individual photographs, caught on reel a fraction of an instant at a time.

The rapidity of the stills fool the eye: an expensive flip book, really.

Video does not have individual photographic frames. It doesn’t rely on illusion, or the instantaneous freeze of time. Instead, video receives a continuous data feed, magnetically (and now digitally), which gets encoded as a continuous flow. Motion is captured at a level of actuality, though itself translated into waves.

I’m sure there’s many a thesis out there on the dichotomy. Speaking of flip books–it would be excellent to do an entire MFA exhibition of ’em (or giant ones that require multiple people to flip). 

 

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