Sergei Eisenstein embraced Tolstoy's version of the Expression theory: A real work of art “arouses the complex of those feelings that gave birth to the composition.” In so doing, a film can achieve an affect that, in Eisenstein's words, “sends the spectator into ecstasy.” In his own work Eisenstein set the bar high for cinematic art, believing that true art should raise class-consciousness and transform the viewer, ideally causing the audience to take up arms against their sea of troubles as soon as they leave the theatre. Ironically, it has proven easier for those same editing techniques to sell commodities than inspire revolution. Eisenstein’s work is challenging but the rewards are commensurate with the effort.
Tribute to Arts and Humanities Producer John Menier
A gifted and consummate filmmaker, John Menier created beautiful performance-based videos and helped artists share their passions and processes through documentaries and insightful interviews. Enjoy this inspiring collection of series John produced during his years at UCSD-TV & UCTV.
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It is with great sadness that we announce that the long-time UCSD-TV Arts and Humanities producer John Menier died on November 14th after a brief illness. As one of the original television producers at UCSD-TV, he was instrumental in the launch of the station that grew to include the far-reaching UCTV. He worked with artists, […]