Musikvideoens visuelle polyfoni

VIDEO-ESSAY. Musikvideoens tendens til at konfrontere seeren med mere end ét billede ad gangen – eller dens visuelle polyfoni – er et af de træk der adskiller musikvideoens billeddannelse fra spillefilmens. I dette videoessay undersøger Mathias Bonde Korsgaard både hvilke former og funktioner denne visuelle polyfoni kan antage.

Audience involving strategies in Sherlock

VIDEO-ESSAY. Fans of the BBC’s Sherlock very actively have taken the show to their hearts. How does Sherlock succeed in involving its worldwide audiences in the show? In this video-essay Palle Schantz Lauridsen examines audience involving strategies within and around the show.

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.

16:9 Talks: Thomas Golubić

16:9 TALKS. Music is one of the key components in a film, yet we often fail to recognize or describe it adequately. In this interview, we meet music supervisor Thomas Golubić, who has worked on prominent productions like Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-2013), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC,2014-present), Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015-present) and Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story (2017), about his work and his love of music and Hal Ashby.

16:9 Podcast: Sex i populærkulturen (2:2)

PODCAST. It’s not porn, it’s HBO! Eller er det en Trierfilm? I denne anden podcast om sex i populærkulturen bevæger Isak Thorsen og Jakob Isak Nielsen sig væk fra dansk film i 70erne for at causere over forekomsten af eksplicit seksualitet i en bredere film- og tv-historisk kontekst. De to gange Isak runder såvel nyere som ældre kunstfilm, ligesom de via nedslag i Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011- ) og Tell Me You Love Me (HBO, 2007) diskuterer to vidt forskellige funktioner, som eksplicit seksualitet kan have i HBO-serier.

Mere Coen’sk end Coen? Fargo-seriens opskrift på succes

VIDEO-ESSAY. Imitation er ofte første skridt på vejen mod originalitet. Det beviser Noah Hawley med FX-serien Fargo fra 2014/15, der stiller sig på skuldrene af Coen-brødrenes film af samme navn fra 1996 og elegant springer ud på egne ben. Problemet er blot, at Hawley imiterer et film-univers, mens Coen-brødrene imiterer virkeligheden. Og netop derfor kommer man til at savne den originale Coen’ske signatur, som Hawley ellers er så god til at efterligne.

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.

A Mere Formality

VIDEO-ESSAY. Hou Hsiao-Hsien is a great, but somewhat underappreciated Taiwanese auteur, known for his long takes and slow pacing. In this video-essay, Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López explore his unique style as seen in a scene from the 1995-film Good Men, Good Women. Mirroring the tempo and attention to detail in Good Men, Good Women, this video-essay tries to capture the very essence of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s aesthetic.

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.

What’s the Frequency, David? Noise and Interference in the films of...

VIDEO-ESSAY. The films of David Lynch often feature electronic devices that don’t work and people who seem to be speaking 'on different frequencies'. In this video-essay, Andreas Halskov explores noise, interference and faulty wiring as common elements in the works of David Lynch.