Thursday, April 26, 2018

ZDOK 18 - Attentional theory presentation

I was very honored to be invited by Christian Iseli to present at the Zurcher Dokumentarfilmtagung (ZDOK; Documentary Film Workshop) in Zurich on 22nd March. This gave me a great opportunity to present an overview of my Attentional Theory of Cinematic Continuity (Smith, 2012; official url; free pdf preprint) to filmmakers and hear their thoughts on my cognitive approach.

A video of my talk is available here:

I'd also highly recommend checking out the other talks from what proved to be a fascinating conference (even if it pushed my German skills to the limit!). Of special interest to me was the always fabulous, Karen Pearlman and a wonderful discussion with one of my favourite editors, Mathilde Bonnefoy on her work on the Edward Snowden documentary, Citizen Four and her longstanding work with Tom Tykwer on various films including Run Lola Run:

p.s. Thanks to Christian Iseli, Miriam Loertscher and Kristina Jungic for organising my visit and the fantastic real-time translators.

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