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Watch: “From Screening to (Live) Streaming,” Davide Rapp’s (Very Entertaining) Video Essay

“The selected movies scenes acquire a new meaning once re-framed into the contemporary apps and devices.”

“Film entertainment is more and more streaming-oriented,” writes Davide Rapp. “The movie theatre’s widescreen, initially resized to a TV, is now further fragmented into ever smaller windows, from tablet to smartphone. Even its horizontal format is questioned, as we are getting used to the vertical format of our smartphones.

“In the era of social distancing, a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, our daily life has also become similar to streaming content: our homes have turned into our sets from which we broadcast our daily routines live through video calls, distance learning and online conferences,” he continues. “[My] ’From streaming to (live) streaming’ series aims to tell this social phase with a cinephile’s approach, using a language halfway between video essay and provocation.

“The selected movies scenes acquire a new meaning once re-framed into the contemporary apps and devices:”

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