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FILMADRID & MUBI: The Video Essay—"Blink"

A video essay exploring a cinematic attack.
The Video Essay  is a joint project of MUBI and FILMADRID International Film Festival. Film analysis and criticism found a completely new and innovative path with the arrival of the video essay, a relatively recent form that has already its own masters and is becoming increasingly popular. The limits of this discipline are constantly expanding; new essayists are finding innovative ways to study the history of cinema working with images. With this non-competitive section of the festival both MUBI and FILMADRID will offer the platform and visibility the video essay deserves. The nine selected works will be shown from the 22nd till the 30th of June 2020 on MUBI's cinema publication, the Notebook. The selection was made by the programmers of MUBI and FILMADRID. 
Blink by Victoria Oliver Farner
The scene is divided into three parts: the suspicion, the attack and the rescue. The first and last are built on the conventions of illusion of continuity of the film language code. The second, the attack, is a sum of pieces of moving bodies that build, with an increasing rhythm, a feeling of chaos and frenzy. The increasing disorder and the blood mark the passage of time and the squawks and flutters give continuity and verisimilitude.
By introducing a pause between shots, I intend to separate them to become aware of each image unit and each cut, also the duration of each shot and what sound it has in synchrony. In conclusion, I intend to highlight the montage. 


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