The Cinematography Journal invites submissions of original research papers and visual articles for publications in its upcoming Issue #3: Cinematography History and Archive.
The journal invites researchers and creative practitioners across the world to submit papers that contribute to the understanding and advancement of cinematography from an academic, technical and artistic perspective. The debate on the role of cinematography/cinematographers and their impact on the visual storytelling can range from the perspective of film history, style, aesthetics, film language, colour and perception. Submissions related to innovative cinematographic techniques, case studies, and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Current trends and important history movements in the field of cinematography
- Evolution of technical aspects of cinematography (e.g. aspect ratio) and their influence on style
- Changes of the cinematographer’s role over history
- Developments in history from analogue to digital technologies
- Advancements in cinematographic techniques
- Movement from black and white to colour production
- Developments in colour grading/colour correction (the switch from colour timing to colour grading)
- Development of new technologies in cinematography
- Development of narrative techniques in cinematography
We welcome short articles (4000 words), longer articles (8000 words) and visual articles/video essays (video max. 7 min, accompanied by a short abstract and written references). In the case of visual articles/video essays, please provide us with the link to your video so we can embed it onto our platform.
Authors are invited to submit their papers by 14 July 2024 at the latest through our site https://cinematographyinprogress.com/index.php/cito/announcement . Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines available on the website.
About The Cinematography Journal
Cinematography does not limit itself to techniques but includes the “development of the eye”, film history, the study of art history, optics, and established techniques alongside the effects of digital workflow and other more recent developments in the digital domain.
We want to investigate the link between the creation, the projection and the perception of visual media and its communication. We facilitate and promote research into the different aspects of cinematography. As the art and craft of cinematography is little understood we want to research the storytelling capacity of moving images, and this to promote visual literacy.
The Cinematography Journal features an array of articles written by researchers from around the world. The Cinematography Journal has a Student Corner for innovative papers and research of the new generation of cinematographers and cinematography students, a Teaching Corner, for disseminating research about the practice of teaching cinematography, and a Technical Corner for more in-depth technical discussions. Check out our first two issues here: https://cinematographyinprogress.com. After logging in, you are free to browse, read, and comment.
What is CITO ?
CITO stands for cinematography. A short expression for cinematography. CITO is an independent organisation formed by scholars. Professors in the field of cinematography. Most of them are cinematographer professionals, others are scientists developing new tools in their schools. Others are academics, studying cinema through cinematography. The visual language and philosophy behind images, bringing up to the surface the relevance role that cinematography plays in cinema.
We facilitate and promote research into the different aspects of cinematography, especially its role in narrative fiction film. As the art and craft of cinematography is little understood we want to research the storytelling capacity of moving images, and this to promote visual literacy. In this fast-paced age, the hunger of how to create emotions evoking images-and how it is perceived- is big.
A key objective of the group is to build a bridge between film practice and film studies. The argument for tapping into the knowledge of cinematographers lies in the simple fact that since the existence of cinema, cinematographers, or cameramen as they were first known, were always there. Cinematographers have been there since the inception of the motion picture. Cinematography does not limit itself to techniques but includes the “development of the eye”, film history, the study of art history, optics, and established techniques alongside the effects of digital workflow and other more recent developments in the digital domain. We want to investigate the link between the creation, the projection and the perception of visual media and its communication.
CITO only aims for cinematography studies. CITO organises conferences publishes academic articles in its journal exclusively about cinematography.
CITO aims are to take cinematography to a next level in education, in the field of arts and professionally to be seen and recognized as an art expression. Cinematography should not be regarded as a craft or just technical discipline in the field of cinema. Should be in our view a artistic discipline that should be taught in universities as such. Last but not the least, cinematography should also be seen by critics as an artistic activity and therefore plays a crucial role in the narrative cinema.
CITO Editorial Board
Marijke Van Kets, Ella van den Hove, Tony Costa, Stefan Grandinetti, Manca Perko, Philippe Cordey, Katja Schmid, Daniel Maddock, Yu-Lun (Luc) Sung
From Conference in Lisbon November 2021, Lusófona University.