Mediacinema Blog

Rear Window: A reconstruction space


What is Neorealism?

What is neorealism? from kogonada on Vimeo.


David Bordwell's lecture on Cinemascope

CinemaScope: The Modern Miracle You See Without Glasses from David Bordwell on Vimeo.


The Film Before the Film

An interesting collection of title sequences (note: some of the voice-over comments are inaccurate).

THE FILM before THE FILM from ntsdpz on Vimeo.


Deictic shift & diegetic world

This clip might help film students to fully grasp the concept of diegesis that I mention in many lectures and assignments. The "deictic shift" that the guy discusses is the moment when we lower our guard, suspend our disbelief, and end up accepting (and co-creating) the fictional world of the film--i.e., the diegesis.

ATTENTION: The Immersive Power of Cinema from Jason Silva on Vimeo.