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Considered the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché pioneered techniques that shaped the history of cinema
Alice Guy-Blaché was born in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Mandé in 1873. More than half a century after her death, her trailblazing contribution to the history of cinema is being rediscovered, and her story shared.
Until recently, Guy-Blaché’s significant role had been overlooked, erased from the history books, despite her body of work comprising over a thousand emotionally-engaging, universal, magical films that she wrote, directed, or produced. Her output during the first quarter of the twentieth century was far greater than Thomas Edison, the Lumières, and Georges Méliès.
Considered the first female filmmaker, she was among the first filmmakers to use techniques such as storytelling, editing, the close-up, synchronized sound, primitive special effects, and hand-tinted color. Her work was not only groundbreaking in a technical sense, but a thematic one too.
Dear Ana, your class is top-top-top! I created and recycle some simple vector illustrations I had in order to practice your technique. I didn't do all of the processes but just learning how to use the offset filter in Photoshop was a major eureka moment for me! Also, your other Photoshop tricks were very helpful. I will definitely practice more and maybe think more about the design when creating the elements, next time. Thank you very much for a wonderful class, the knowledge your shared is priceless.
Thank you for sharing all your experience and results!!! They are really amazing, and I love how they works in the objects and sceneries. Love love love!
@anickanita Thank you😊