Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Five

Intriguingly and curiously the first five minutes of a film are often critical for the film and accompanied by excess complexity with regards to cinematography and audio. For the obvious, the first five minutes of film most establish not only a foundation for the film to develop on, but also bring a sense of curiosity and unknowing simply engaging the audience to the point that they will watch the rest of the film.

While all stories have three ingredients including setting, character or characters, and plot it is not a prerequisite that the first few minutes of a film must introduce these or adhere to a particular order to which they might evolve.

Not unlike an architectural procession or approach the first few minutes or steps are spatially and contextually important. Through the examination and dissection of the introduction or the entry I aim to juxtapose the first few minutes of film to architectural design gaining both spatial, narrative, and audio understandings.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like the most difficult part of film to relate to architecture is audio. How do you plan on making this connection?