Seeing Movement, Being Moved: An Exploration of the Moving Camera

Department of Cinema and Media Studies Conference

October 27, 2016 - October 29, 2016, Daily, 12:00am - 12:00am

While camera movement has been a prominent feature of cinema since its invention—from cameras mounted on trains in the 19th century to virtual cameras swooping through digitally created space in the 21st—it has been surprisingly marginal and elusive in critical work. Often brought up within analyses of films and filmmakers, movement is rarely the explicit subject of analysis. This is the first major conference to examine the history, aesthetics, and theoretical implications of camera movement, bringing together leading scholars and practitioners to explore the variety of problems that thinking about camera movements raises.

Speakers include Jennifer Barker (Georgia State University), Eugenie Brinkema (MIT), Tom Gunning (UChicago), Patrick Keating (Trinity University), Ryan Pierson (University of Calgary), Scott Richmond (University of Toronto), and Kristen Whissel (University of California at Berkeley).

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Cosponsored by the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought.