The Infographics Assignment

I thought it was very interesting to hear other presentations of their infographics because they were all very creative with their design. I am surprised to see the effort that went into modifying templates to make something truly original. For me personally I didn’t really like any of the templates because they just weren’t what I was looking for, so I decided to start from scratch, and I think that to a degree its present. I found it a challenge to organize my elements in the vertical format in a way that could encapsulate the amount of information that I wanted to include. If I had a better sense of the app, I would have loved to go up to the slasher movie craze of the 1980’s, but for the sake of using cinema as a technology of communication I wanted to lean into the earlier stages of the medium. I actually found quite some difficulty locating scholarly articles for this project, but the ones that I did find were a blessing. Thanks to my research I learned a lot about early cinema and even watched some of these iconic films with my little sister who thought they were weird, But overall, this was a fun project and I can’t wait to see what else we can do in the second half of the semester.

Sources used:

Loiperdinger, Martin. “LUMIÈRE’S ‘ARRIVAL OF THE TRAIN’: Cinema’s Founding Myth.” The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists 4, no. 1 (2004): 89–118.

Musser, Charles, and Gaudreault, André. “When Did Cinema Become Cinema?: Technology, History, and the Moving Pictures.” In Technology and Film Scholarship: Experience, Study, Theory, edited by Santiago Hidalgo, 33–50. Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Dixon Wheeler, Winston and Foster Audrey, Gwendolyn. A Short History of Film, Third edition, Rutgers University Press, March 30, 2018, 1-26.

Melletta, Linnaea. “Mutoscopes” Mutoscopes Free Stock Photo – Public Domain Pictures

Berieve Story del Cinema. “The Great Train Robbery” September 1, 2014. The Great Train Robbery | Fotogramma tratto dal film “The Gr… | Flickr

Wikipedia Commons. “The Cinematograph” File:Institut Lumière – Cinematograph.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *