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On the Art of the Set Design
On the Art of the Set Design
On the Art of the Set Design
On the Art of the Set Design

“Can the set take it?” is a question that often gets asked on film shoots. When you adjust a camera position, change a lens or introduce a new panning shot, the orientation and scope of the images you capture change. As a result, you then risk showing a stretch of soundstage wall or even an unwanted glimpse of location. This film is based on North Korea’s former leader Kim Jong Il’s (1942–2011) film-making treatise On the Art of Cinema, with a particular focus on the chapter titled The Sets Should Reflect the Times, passages of which are read out by the narrator. All images were shot on location in North Korea during a guided tour. These guided visits are highly managed, with all filming and recording activity carefully controlled by the hosts. Everything you see is reminiscent of a theatre or film set.

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English title / On the Art of the Set Design
Original title / On the Art of the Set Design
Keywords / urban space, urban landscape, architecture, political attitudes
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary, documentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:13:16
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2018
Cast / Simojukka Ruippo (Cinematographer), Jan Ijäs (Director), Jan Ijäs (Editor), Rebecca Clamp (Actor), Jan Ijäs (Script), Jan Ijäs (Author), Matti Ahopelto (Sound Design), Svante Colérus (Sound Design)
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