Friday, April 27, 2007

Dziga Vertov, or Denis Arkadevich Kaufman

An excerpt from the 1929 film by Dziga Vertov "Man With A Movie Camera" recording life in a Russian town.This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, animations, and a self-reflexive style(at one point it features a split screen tracking shot; the sides have opposite Dutch angles). The audio track is by The Cinematic Orchestra.

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