Jakob Isak Nielsen

Jakob Isak Nielsen
Born 1975. Associate Professor, Programme Director for Media and Journalism Studies at the School of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University (AU), Denmark. Co-editor of and contributor to Fjernsyn for viderekomne – de nye amerikanske tv-serier (Turbine 2011). Founding editor of 16:9 since 2003 (www.16-9.dk). Besides publications in 16:9 his work has been published in a.o. A Companion to Fritz Lang (Wiley-Blackwell 2015), Guldfeber – på sporet af Oscarfilmen (Turbine 2013), Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon (Samfundslitteratur 2009), Kosmorama, Short Film Studies, P.O.V., MedieKultur and Passage. Has also co-written the text book Film i øjet (Dansklærerforeningens Forlag, 2005). JIN is a member of different administrative committees: Medielærerforeningens Faglig Forum, The Museum Council at the Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, and the Educational Council for Multiplatform Storytelling and Production, VIA University College.

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.

FEATURE. Lige fra Intolerance (1916) til Inception (2010) har man kunnet opleve det besynderlige fænomen, at storsatsende, storskrydende amerikanske blockbusters samtidig kan være voldsomt idiosynkratiske. Ja, ligefrem have karakter af eksperimentalfilm. Alfonso Cuaróns Gravity (2013) er netop en sådan film. Den indskriver sig altså i en tradition, som på paradoksal vis netop har traditionsbrud som fællesnævner.

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