Little Movies (1994)

"Little Movies" is a lyrical and theoretical project about the aesthetics of digital cinema, and a eulogy to its earliest form--QuickTime. The project began in 1994 when the World Wide Web was just beginning to gain mass exposure. Manovich's intention was to create cinema for the Web, employing the network limitations as a new aesthetic.

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The project was begun in 1994 when the World Wide Web was just beginning to gain mass exposure. From the beginning, my intention was to create cinema for the Web. I wanted to turn the network limitations into a new aesthetic. Is it possible to create films with the resolution of 1 pixel? Is it possible to have a meaningful and an emotional experience under 1 MG in size?

This "Little Movies" Web Site presents Volume I, and contains six movies, created between 1994 and 1997.

All movies are set to loop indefinetely. You may click on a movie at any time to go back to the catalog page.

-Lev Manovich

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The project was begun in 1994 when the World Wide Web was just beginning to gain mass exposure. From the beginning, my intention was to create cinema for the Web. I wanted to turn the network limitations into a new aesthetic. Is it possible to create films with the resolution of 1 pixel? Is it possible to have a meaningful and an emotional experience under 1 MG in size?

This "Little Movies" Web Site presents Volume I, and contains six movies, created between 1994 and 1997.

All movies are set to loop indefinetely. You may click on a movie at any time to go back to the catalog page.

-Lev Manovich

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