Videoloop: A New Edition Form

  • Felipe Cardona

Abstract

The development of a montage aesthetic of audiovisual language, as described by Sergei M. Eisenstein in Film Form (1949/1986), seems to have come to a standstill after the discovery of the formal properties of image and sound in the late 1920s with the “Manifesto of orchestral counterpoint” (1928/2014).  What happened from the 1930s onwards were stylistic exercises drawing from different social and cultural trends like Italian Neo-Realism, English Free Cinema, American Independent Cinema, and Danish Dogme 95 (all forms of realism).  Filmmakers based new formal approaches such as handheld and/or direct sound, the use of natural or amateur actors, daylight photography, and sequence shots, on ideological stances – rather than truly formal cinematographic ideas.

It is important to understand whether recent YouTube videos with a new and authentic form, like Hyperactive (Gjertsen, 2006) or Bond TV (Hideyuki/meganefc, 2005/2007) are a new montage form.  Alternatively, they may be a contemporary review of an old concept like rhythmic montage.  Perhaps, thanks to the 21st century’s audiovisual technologies, an old dream comes true with sound works that realise some of the ideas of these Russian filmmakers.

Author Biography

Felipe Cardona

Mobile filmmaking pioneer, winner of short film festivals worldwide including Interfilm Berlin 2004 Micromovie Award (Berlin, Germany), Mobifest Film Festival (Toronto, Canada, 2008), Nontzefilm (Bilbao, Spain, 2006) Función Video (Barcelona, ​​Spain, 2007), Filmmaka (Los Angeles, USA, 2007), among others.  Lecturer-researcher in Xaveriana University, previously Social Communication – Journalism Television Area coordinator, at Externado University.  Guest speaker in UNESCO Lecture (Xaveriana University, Bogotá 2014), FELAFACS 2012, Lima University (Lima, Peru) and MINA Symposium (2012) at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.  Social Communicator Journalism studies in Autonoma University (Cali, Colombia), Masters Degree in Information and the Knowledge Society at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, ​​Spain).  Winner of the Colombian Culture Ministry film awards in feature film television (Bogotá, 1998).

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Published
2014-11-03
How to Cite
CardonaF. (2014). Videoloop: A New Edition Form. The Journal of Creative Technologies, (4). Retrieved from https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/journal-of-creative-technologies/article/view/30