Jennifer M. Bean, Comparative Lit./Cinema Studies

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Fin-de-siecle silent film project

The project is a specific historical study of the fin-de-siecle films
made by figures such as William Dickson/Thomas Edison in America and
Auguste Lumiere and Georges Melies in France.  Several teams will work
separately to design, stage, and shoot short films subjects that recreate
the 'historical' period of cinema's birth with the technology (digital
video) available at this turn of the century.  All editing will be done
'in-camera,' following the stop-motion photography techniques perfected by
early magic film shows.