“The film drama is the opium of the people…down with bourgeois fairy-tale scenarios…long live life as it is!” Dziga Vertov
Cinéma vérité- ‘film truth’, also known as ‘Direct Cinema’?
A style of film concerned with representing truth and reality, not overtly using filmic artifice or complete directoral control.
What is Cinéma Vérité? –
Cinéma Vérité? often gets misinterpreted. It should provoke its own kind of truth and is not meant in the literal form. It’s an exploration of what the truth “may be” and all the different avenues that the narrative may explore for the audience member personally.
This video describes how Rouch believed that people were just revealing a “truer” version of themselves, not because they were performing, but it was more a reflection of Rouch and his presences as a filmmaker.
We began the sound project looking at composers such as Walter Murch and Pierre Henry who are composers of sound. These were composers who took and recorded sounds around them and composed them into new compositions that could be used as soundscapes for film. This was my first introduction into what I could potentially compose.
“The thing we call ‘music’, is someone talking about their feelings. However when I hear sounds, no one is talking. I have a feeling, the sounds are acting” John Cage