Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Museum of the Moving Image

 Museum of the Moving Image

What I found really interesting at the beginning of the museum tour was the ideas people had  before cinema. Since I work in theater, i always take to heart when people recognize that theater was movies way before movies became anything. The idea to capture images were done with portraits and then camera, from pictures can flip books and then the actual capturing of moving images. and how the usage of capturing moving images were first used for science. which is how a lot of entertainment starts because science is where the money is. 
i really like the Charlie Chaplain flip book movie projector, i remember when I first learned about how these devises would be places all over a room and people would come see it, just like your own personal movie theater. 
I enjoyed the personal interactive  computers that showed all the jobs that come with a movie/television production. I feel like everyone wants to be an actor or a director. Students a lot of time don't know how many niches there are when it comes to production Ive been working as a stage manager for years and its really hard to explain when I do for a living. The stage manager for a set is similar to that in theater but a stage manager for a movie/television production is more technical based then theater. 
 What I also found that was interesting was the section where the evolution of cameras were displayed. i heard a lot about the VistaVision camera and how it was the main camera that was used int he 1950's. i noticed that starting in the 50s there were a lot more wide shots and scenery scenes. this was based on the evolution of the wide framed camera. It was neat to see this camera hands on since it was used for when Hollywood was at its peek and so many stars were made.
(VistaVision not seen in this picture.)

Below is the still frame movie I made with the interactive exhibit.... enjoy.
Still Movie: Done at the museum

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