Sorry about the voice, was waiting till I got better to do the voice over but that ended up not happening.

Film Script:

…= transition

1. cu: walking with shot of feet and finger slightly covering the lens.

2. …l.s: queens college entrance from infront Gino’s pizzeria.

3. …l.s of queens college from entryway shown in shot two.

4. …l.s of four winds artwork in front Q cafe.

5. …c.u: of four winds artwork in front Q cafe.

6. … c.u: spheres as people walk past.

7. …c.u: Klapper hall logo on front of building with one sphere.

8. …c.u: three greek sculptures atop Klapper Hall.

9. …l.s: Klapper hall with its three Greek Sculpture atop.

10. …l.s: Quad of Q.C from in front Remsen Hall with Kieley  Hall in the shot.

11. …l.s: Quad of Q.C with Jefferson Hall in shot.

12. … l.s: Clocktower with the library, shot from in front Remsen Hall.

13. …l.s: Shot of fountain as people walk by.

14. …l.s: Shot of Remsen Hall from an diagonal, shot from Powdermaker Hall vantage point.

15. …c.u: Remsen hall front of building.

16. …c.u: Prometheus sculpture, plaque and doorway of Remsen hall.

17. …c.u:Prometheus sculpture, plaque and doorway of Remsen hall.

18. …c.u: Ira Remsen’s name on top left corner of the building.

19. …c.u: Plage with date of construction: 1949.

20. …c.u:  Double door, film someone exiting the building.

21. …c.u: Prometheus frontal view.

22. …c.u: Prometheus stag left, left hand holding fire.

23. …c.u: view of Prometheus sculpture from below.

24. …c.u: view of Prometheus sculpture from left angle.

25. …c.u: view of Prometheus sculpture from right angle.

26. …c.u: view of prometheus face.

27. …Title page: red curtains, words stating artwork name and intended artist.

28. …c.u: shadow of myself while walking.

29. cu: walking with shot of feet and finger slightly covering the lens.

30. …l.s: queens college entrance from infront Gino’s pizzeria.

31. …l.s of queens college from entryway shown in shot two.

32. …l.s of four winds artwork in front Q cafe.

33. …c.u: of four winds artwork in front Q cafe.

34. … c.u: spheres as people walk past.

35. …c.u: Klapper hall logo on front of building with one sphere.

36. …c.u: three greek sculptures atop Klapper Hall.

37. …l.s: Klapper hall with its three Greek Sculpture atop.

38. …l.s: Shot of Remsen Hall from an diagonal, shot from Powdermaker Hall vantage point.

39. …c.u: Remsen hall front of building.

40. …c.u: Prometheus sculpture, plaque and doorway of Remsen hall.

42. …c.u: Ira Remsen’s name on top left corner of the building.

43. Still of Ira Remsen black and white portrait.

44. …c.u: Plaque with date of construction: 1949.

45. …c.u: Prometheus frontal view.

46. Still of Rene Paul Chambellan in his art studio.

47. Still of Rene Paul Chambellan portrait.

48. Still of artwork created by Rene Paul Chambellan.

49. Still of Prometheus, Greek God.

50. Still of FIre.

51. Still of Greek Gods, Zeus in the lead.

52. Still of Prometheus having his liver eaten out.

53. …c.u: Prometheus stage left, left hand holding fire.

54. …c.u: view of Prometheus sculpture from below.

55. …c.u: view of Prometheus sculpture from left angle.

56. …c.u: view of Prometheus sculpture from right angle.

57. …c.u: view of prometheus face.

58. …c.u: Prometheus sculpture starting from right pan left on continuos film. Quick zoom down to plaque date of building then back to Prometheus, pan left, pan right.

59. …l.s: Quad of Q.C from in front Remsen Hall with Kieley  Hall in the shot.

60. …l.s: Shot of fountain as people walk by.

61. … l.s: Clocktower with the library, shot from in front Remsen Hall.

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13 Responses to “Kino Pravda”

  1.   jennylu Says:

    I really like your introduction for the film. I liked how you shot your feet and then with the transitions showed various parts of Queens College. I also though showing your feet in the video was very cleaver because it felt like you were taking the audience to all these places on campus.

  2.   Carlene Faith Says:

    I honestly loved the amount of information you had on your piece. I like that your reason for its importance isn’t exactly specific to your art piece but to art in general. Then you took that idea and applied it to you work I thought that was very good. You gave a lot of information that not only explained the art and the artist but who the sculpture is of. I think you provided the audience with a visually stimulating piece that was quite intelligent. One thing i really didn’t like was the beginning though. This is because the images were too flashy, lost me and made my eyes twitch. I wish you would have cut down the editing in that shot.

  3.   John Malach Says:

    I agree 100% with Jenny, i loves how you did the intro to the movie because it gave a great sense of atmosphere to the whole project and you managed to show off not only your art piece but other art pieces on campus giving it not only your piece of art but also showed off how diverse the art on campus can be.

  4.   bpana0813 Says:

    I honestly think you had the most information in your film out of all the films. I think this information helped provide evidence for your point and make your argument all the more persuasive. I also loved your intro.

  5.   kevin Says:

    I liked the whole introduction of the video. I think it was really creative to make all of the the campus be seen to show the amount of art on campus. You also did have a lot of information and you presented it in a really interesting way. You didnt just put text up on the screen, you had pictures to go along with what you were talking about. I really enjoyed it.

  6.   Carlene Faith Says:

    Program Notes
    By: Carlene Faith

    Through walking in someone else’s shoes and flashy cuts the audience gets a good look into the art scene on the CUNY Queens College campus in director Brad Bujan’s film Kino Pravda. The film which takes place on the inspiring Queens College campus focuses around the importance of art on campus for intellectual stimulation that goes beyond what just the teachers teach their students. Bujan presents this thought eloquently through subtitles and keeping his focus on a single piece of art on the campus. The star of the film is none other than Rene Paul Chamberllan’s chiseled powerful sculpture “Prometheus” and Bujan himself as the voice over.
    The film starts off with a shot of Bujan’s feet to symbolize that the audience is taking a walk in his footsteps around the Queens College campus. The film then goes on to show snippets of shots of campus artwork, including Donna Dennis’ “The Four Winds of the World” and Vito Acconci’s “The Sphere’s of Klapper Hall”. The central idea behind Kino Pravda is to prove the importance of art in general and the sculpture “Prometheus” on the Queens College campus. Bujan proves this with a very cut and paste sort of feel, with pieces of film and still pictures coming together. He explains the history of the building in which the sculpture is on, the history of the artist, and the history and legend of the Greek god of fire, Prometheus. Through this beautiful piece of carved limestone Bujan illustrates the “beautiful and inspiring” nature of the Queens College Campus.
    Queens College was founded in 1937 and is a part of the CUNY public university system. Its school motto is “Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve”. In 1949, the science building was named “Ira Remsen Hall” after Ira Remsen. Remsen was a New Yorker, a doctor, a chemist, and the president of John Hopkins Universty. He also acidentally discovered artifical sweetening. All of this is documented in Bujan’s film where he focuses on the building’s entrance which has the sculpture above it. The camera takes you to the front of the building where above lies the huge sculpture carved into the entrance. The artist and collaborator of “Prometheus” was Rene Paul Chamberllan. Chamberllan was a master of French Modern style and created over thirty sculptures. Bujan pays great tribute to Chamberllan by calling him a “forerunner” and showcasing his sculpture as a very important part of the Queens College campus.
    The sculpture, which Bujan focuses on in Kino Pravda is of Prometheus the Greek god of fire. Prometheus is known to be the creator of mankind and the father of science and life. So his sculpture is defiantly perfect to adorn the science building at the college. Although the piece is a stunning example of intellectual artwork, Bujan does add some not so persuasive information to back up his idea about the importance of artwork on the campus. Bujan places a great deal of importance on the story of Prometheus and the consequences of his ever so horrible choices. These decisions ultimately led to the gruesome sentence of having his liver eaten out every day since it regenerated each night. This was done by fellow Greek god Zeus. This information although interesting, did not exactly support Bujan’s claim of the positive affect of artwork.
    This film which is coincidently called Kino Pravda is a Kino Pravda film, in the style of legendary film writer and director Dziga Vertov. The film is directed by Bujan in true Vertovian style. Bujan brings a very Vertovian feel to his audience as he brings Vertov’s elements to life. As many are unaware what a Kino Pravda is, put simply it is a “film truth”. Kino Pravdas contain clearly stated true but arguable arguments, analyze evidence to support their claim, are presented in a logical order and have a clear motive. Another thing that is extremely important about Kino Pravda films is that they are intellectually stimulating and captivating and should make people think. This should be done without over editing and added extras like explosions for just sheer visual stimulation. All of this should be done, without losing the main point of the film, which in Bujan’s film was the importance of art on the Queens College campus, as intellectual stimulation. Bujan does a good job of keeping the balance between visual and intellectual stimulation while at the same time keeping focused. The film is a good example of a Kino Pravda even though the intro is a little too flashy and over edited.
    Brad Bujan, is a fairly new young director. He is a freshman in college and currently attending Queens College. It’s been three months since Bujan’s directorial debut with the interview film Interview with Nash which showcased Nash, a fellow classmate of Bujan. The film was made in early September. After he explored the interview genre, Bujan experimented with documentary. Bujan’s second film, Observational Doc., debuted in late October of this year. The film began Bujan’s focus on artwork and the “Prometheus” sculpture. The film was a silent film which for three minutes just showcased Rene Paul Chamberllan’s sculpture up close and personal. Bujan then continued to work with this piece when he created this film, Kino Pravda, about a week ago. The film had critics from the English 110 class roaring. Beatrice Pana exclaimed that she “think(s) this information helped provide evidence for (the) point and make (the) argument all the more persuasive. I also loved your intro”. Kevin Prunty, another critic, said “I liked the whole introduction of the video. I think it was really creative to make all of the campus be seen to show the amount of art on campus. You also did have a lot of information and you presented it in a really interesting way. You didn’t just put text up on the screen; you had pictures to go along with what you were talking about. I really enjoyed it”. Although quite young and inexperienced, Bujan is bound to make a splash with his creative viewpoint and flashy style in the art film world. His charming films are currently showcased on the Reading Film blog from English 110 and on YouTube.
    This film is information packed and full of not only intellectual stimulation but also a very visually stimulating approach. Bujan highlights the importance of artwork on the Queens College campus as something that presents more than just a lesson in a classroom that is plainly presented to the students. He brings this idea to life while comparing this idea to Rene Paul Chamberllan’s sculpture “Prometheus” in this captivating film Kino Pravda. He proved to the audience something that was arguable that he analyzed and backed up quite well. Although Bujan did not always stay true to Dziga Vertov’s idea of a Kino Pravda or “film truth”, he captivates his audience and makes them think about this Greek god and his story. The film is flashy and piecey but yet is joined together to make a truth. This Kino Pravda style movie is sure to convince the audience that art is very important to a campus like Queens College, and should forever be preserved.

  7.   jennylu Says:

    Carlene I think you did a really good job writing program notes for Brad’s video. I really like how towards the end of your writing you not only included your opinions on his film, however, you also added critiques on what people in class though of his video.

  8.   Kevin Prunty Says:

    I really like the way that Carlene did a shot by shot analysis of Brad’s film. She really analyzed the facts that Brad presented and then presented her own opinion about it. She also spends time talking about Kino-pravdas which i think is important because not many people would know what a kino-pravda is.

  9.   maya1 Says:

    Carlene I really liked your program notes for Brad’s film. I liked how you mirrored how real film critics would have mentioned others quotes on how they liked/disliked something and you used classmates quotes instead and it worked really well.

  10.   bpana0813 Says:

    I really loved the fact that Carlene really made this sound like true program notes with uses of such phrase like “directorial debut”, etc. Though, at some points in the program notes it felt like Carlene was praising Brad and his work without any negative comments. I don’t know how important negative comments are to an assignment like this, but I imagine it would give it a little more credibility.

  11.   Mathias Kranacher Says:

    I agree. The shot by shot analysis was great. It broke down the video for whoever is reading it so they know what they’re in for. A lot of other people wrote about just the scene in general, but I didn’t see them go into as much detail as Carlene did.
    I also liked the quote you put in. It made it look like a real movie review by having a “critic” comment on it.

  12.   Sinyee Cindy Leung Says:

    I also like how she analyzed every scene, but i dont agree that inserting some kind of Kino-Pravda feel can achieve Vertov’s idea

  13.   IJ Says:

    I thought that was a great idea using Kevin an Beatrice as critics. Nice thinking. I also like the paragraph explaining Vertov.

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