Cinema 1: The Movement-Image Themes

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The term "montage" is used differently in the composition of movie pictures than it is used in still picture composition. A still picture montage is typically an artistic or craft work comprised of a collection of pictures and other media arranged in such a fashion as to bring about an effect or impact on the viewer. Similarly with movie pictures an effect or impact on the viewer is desired in its composition. The distinguishing feature of a still picture montage is static arrangement relative to a dynamic moving picture arrangement.

The method of arrangement whereby the movie picture is constructed is a fundamental approach to montage described as several connected shots with minimal or no camera movement. Elements in a frame move in, out and around the frame to compose the arrangement a static camera captures. Each "shot" the camera takes is a still photo...

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