Road to Nowhere: Stuck on the Freeway in Los Angeles

VIDEO-ESSAY. The freeway is the icon by which Los Angeles is described. But it is also associated with identity crisis and lonely souls in an endless traffic jam. In this audiovisual essay, Jan Oxholm explores the dramatic use of the Los Angeles freeway in Hollywood cinema and arthouse films dealing with urban alienation.

Echoes of the Past: Popular Music and Nostalgia in Modern Television...

VIDEO-ESSAY. Referring to modern drama series like Stranger Things, The Americans and Show Me a Hero, Andreas Halskov explores the connections between nostalgia and period-specific popular music, arguing that nostalgic pop- and rock-scores illustrate a tendency in modern society and television. A trend that television networks and on-demand services try to monetize, more or less strategically.

Indledningens kunst: Den moderne titelsekvens

VIDEO-ESSAY. Som paratekst til diverse film og tv-serier har titelsekvensen forandret sig, og den regnes efterhånden som en selvstændig kunstform. I dette videoessay tegner Andreas Halskov en kort historie over titelsekvensens udvikling i en tv-mæssig kontekst: fra konkret-rammesættende montager, der primært etablerer seriens miljø, karakterer og cast til moderne, mere abstrakte og æstetiske titelsekvenser, skabt af selvstændige produktionsselskaber som A52, Digital Kitchen, Imaginary Forces og Elastic.

Camera Movement in Narrative Cinema

VIDEO-ESSAY. In this visual essay Jakob Isak Nielsen takes a closer look at the contribution of camera movement to “the language of cinema”. He suggests that any camera movement will serve one or more six proposed functions.

The Sound of Silence: Stilhed på film

VIDEO-ESSAY. Andreas Halskov kaster et blik på lydens eller rettere stilhedens rolle i forskellige arthouse- og mainstreamfilm. Med udgangspunkt i så forskellige værker som Ikiru (1952), Bande à part (1964) og Apocalypse Now (1979) optegner Halskov tre forskellige former for stilhed, hhv. dramatisk stilhed, subjektiv stilhed og distancerende stilhed.

Lust for Life

169 SECONDS. Thomas Vinterberg’s latest work, Another Round (2020), deals with the Danish drinking culture. Mads Mikkelsen plays a high school teacher who has lost his lust for life. The question is whether he is flying or falling in the last shot of the film? In this third edition of the 169 Seconds audiovisual format, Jan Oxholm analyzes the final scene and the dramatic use of the freeze frame technique.

16:9 Talks: Michael Ruscio

16:9 TALKS. You can currently see his work in the thrilling TV series Your Honor, but the editor Michael Ruscio has also worked on modern cable classics like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. In this interview conducted by Andreas Halskov, he talks about those two series, about appointment television and the art of editing.

No Voiding Time: A Deformative Videoessay

VIDEO-ESSAY. Deformative criticism is a playful approach to film analysis that creates a new aesthetic object from the film being analysed. In 'No Voiding Time’, Alan O’Leary divides Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice into its individual component shots on four screens and treats the sound for musicality rather than sense. The result is an absurdist artefact that celebrates an already perplexing film.

16:9 Podcast: Fjernsyn for viderekomne, the recap

PODCAST. Det er ved at være ti år siden, 16:9 udgav sin første antologi, Fjernsyn for viderekomne, der omhandlede den amerikanske tv-series såkaldt tredje guldalder. I den anledning samler vi i denne udgave af 16:9 Podcast op på bogens indhold, hvordan tager den sig ud i bagklogskabens klare lys, inden bogen i næste uge frit kan downloades fra 16:9’s hjemmeside. Fra alle os til alle jer.

16:9 Podcast: Streaming for viderekomne

PODCAST. Tv-landskabet har forandret sig markant i streamingens tidsalder - det der ofte kaldes the multiplatform era. Dette fænomen behandles i antologien Streaming for viderekomne (2020), der følger op på 16:9-bogen Fjernsyn for viderekomne (2011) og samtidig udvider interessefeltet til ikke blot at dække nyere amerikanske tv-serier, men serier fra flere forskellige nationer og industrier. I denne podcast taler tre af redaktørerne bag Streaming for viderekomne, Henrik Højer, Jakob Isak Nielsen og Andreas Halskov, om bogens indhold og de fænomener, som der ikke blev plads til i bogen.