Re: Fw: Television and speed of cutting

From: Francisco Torres (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2006 - 17:04:42 PDT

> >The frequency of cutting/editing has got faster because television is
> >always tied to its hypnotic frequency - people would just fall to sleep if
> >it didn't cut fast.
> >It's a leaky as a sieve - but any thoughts?
> >Greg Kurcewicz

Hmm... Just last night I was thinking about that, how live tv studio
cutting/switching has affected film cutting. The speed of the cutting
may have been influenced by the fact that tv was a low res medium,
early tv looked like crap so there was a need to distract the viewers
from looking too closely at a particular framing... Fast cutting
became standard practice of the mainstream audiovisual language. Damn.
Please check Peter Watkins thoughts on the subject of the Monoform-
the mainstream audiovisual language thats ruining film:

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