- Experimental Film: a range of filmmaking styles, its opposed to mainstream filming.
- Avant-Garde: an example of an experimental film which links to artistic movement. In the 60’s it was known as ‘Underground’. The generic term today is ‘Experimental Cinema’.
- Experimental Characteristics: animations, non-diegetic sounds, non narrative, uses rapid editing and out of focus. The goal is often to place the viewer in a more active and more thoughtful relationship to the film.
- Avant-Garde: means ‘advance guard’ or ‘vanguard’. The term was originally used to describe the foremost part of an army advancing into battle. Filmmaking is collaborative.
- Avant-Garde Characteristics: non linear storytelling, fast paced, obscure storytelling, can be surrealist and realist.
- Surrealism: non realist – opposed to realist. It is a visual art and literature movement. It flourished in Europe between WWI – WWII. It moved out of the Dada movement > odd art. It is the reuniting conscious and unconscious realms.
- Manifesto: like a rulebook.
- Sigmund Freud: a man of unusual expression, who voices his opinion, through the relationship to some sort of sexual behaviour or idea.