Journal Entry – Week 2

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Prompt 1

We looked at pre-cinema animation and some examples of early cinema animation. These examples span cultures and timelines. Pick 2 from different times or countries and find commonalities and differences.

Prompt 2

Both cave paintings and shadow puppetry are forms of oral storytelling – an ancient and intimate tradition wherein the storyteller and his audience inhabit the same space. Can you think of other forms of oral storytelling? Have you ever experienced/participated in this type of storytelling (as a storyteller or audience members)? Describe and reflect on these experiences. How are they different/similar to the examples above. (Re-)read/watch these resources for inspiration:

Prompt 3

Can you imagine being an audience remember at one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797? What do you think your reaction would have been? Can you think of any form of entertainment that would elicit the same emotions today? (Re-)read/watch these resources for inspiration:

Yohenny Alix W2

The two paintings of storytelling its impersonated to see how much can be said with figures, especially with caves, it was one of the ways humans were able to tell what was happening or some key to some hidden treasure, as we have seen for example in some movies like reading the figures in the caves and trying to decipher what story those figures on the wall wanted to tell and where the end would lead. the shadow ones remind me of my childhood I remember meeting with my friends to make what used to be a movie theater; We took a blank sheet of paper and an empty shoe box where we could make a square in the middle large enough to be able to stick the sheet on the other side, we placed the dolls on the opposite side and when moving the candles it produced what was the movement of the figures And the kids on the other side thought it was real. It’s almost similar to what Mr. Fan Zhang’an saw with the figures held on sticks and behind a thin paper which could be seen on the other side and create the movements to be able to see yourself as an art that tells a story without having to speak. I remember having participated in a work in the church, a silent work in which we only had to make expressions on the face and with the body and to the rhythm of the music, which changed its tone according to each part of the work; as it was suspense, joy, sadness, etc. It was curious how to see some people at the end of the play keep wondering what the play meant since many could not understand instantly or did not pay enough attention and when I explained to them they were amazed how a play of a story could be done without speaking.

Homework 2 Prompt 3

I think my reaction to one of Gaspard Robertson’s “ Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797 would be fascinated but at the same time scared because I think that at that time people did not have much entertainment and because of that not much innovation on theater or shows. I think “Fantasmagorie” would catch the attention and many people would be scare on being in a room with ghosts and demons all over the place. One form of entertainment that would elicit the same emotions today can be Halloween horror nights at Universal Orlando because the theme is all about scare people and you walk through a haunted village so you are aware the whole time because you know you can see ghosts and demons and scary things at any moment. I saw at that place a show that comes to my mind when I think of Gaspard Robertson’s show and it is about a clown and the images were project on fountains of water and the lights and sound were the center of attention too.

Emmanuel Sterling W2

For my perspective, it would be very different and amazing if it had more layers in this drawing, in my point of view. Like many horror films, it has a dark tone when it comes to ghosts and mysticism that every individual was seeing during the late periods. And also, the way Gaspard demonstrate has pushed the boundary in a artistic way.

Tyla Baxter W2

Prompt 3

If I were to watch one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797, I feel that I would be absolutely amazed when seeing the ghosts appear. I normally feel a little anxious when it comes to ghosts but I have always been fascinated by visual effects used in shows and rides. In modern times, I usually feel the same way when it comes to amusement park attractions, specifically haunted houses. An example of this could be The Haunted Mansion at Disney World because it uses similar effects to portray the visual of ghosts but in a way that is more technologically advanced.

Shreya Lama W2

It would have been amazing and exciting to be a part of an audience at one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797. It would be scary and fascinating at the same time to see ghosts appear. I think theatre shows like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will evoke the same emotions today as it also deals with fantasy and magical story.

Atlas Rodriguez W2

Prompt 3

If I was to watch one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797, I believe I would be scared and actually believe that the creatures were there. Being there in the dark with no idea of when I would be scared by the creatures would make me tense and frightened. In modern times, there are horror movies that would also make me have the same reaction as well. An example would be the horror film “Paranormal Activity”, which was shown in theaters in 2007. It’s a supernatural horror movie that usually takes place in a home and as if it was recorded from night vision cameras. The film instills terror in the audience by using the fear of the unknown in the dark against them. People feel tense when they watch the movie, from the unsettling music and the fear of when something will jump out and scare them

Michael Lleras -W2

If I have been to Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” I think I would enjoy other people getting terrified because I am not that easy to scare I would be excited to see the show and I would definitely be laughing at other people’s reactions. If I ever got scared I would relate the emotions to the haunted houses during fright fest event.

Week 2 – prompt 3

I can imagine being an audience remember at one of Gaspard Robertson’s “Fantasmagorie” shows in 1797 and I would be amazed. It would probably feel like that Saturday morning when your favorite cartoon comes on. I also think I would be scared just because I would get scared of the unknown. It does remind me of the old black and white popeyes the sailor man cartoon.