The Kuleshov Effect

  1. The Kuleshov Effect- Halim

2The Kuleshov Effect- Manikin

3. Explanation

The Kuleshov effect was created in the year 1920 by a soviet film maker named Lev Kuleshov which delt with editing and the illusion of cause and effect (“Lev Kuleshov Experiment”). What he did was that he filmed a man with a blank, neutral expression and then cut to various things that this man was ‘looking’ at which would change the feeling the man would feel. For example, Kuleshov cut between the man’s face and soup which the audience could perceive as the man is hungry. He then cut from the man’s face to a woman which expresses his feelings of desire. Even though his facial expression is same, Kuleshov wants to let the audience know that what is cut next effects the cut before as well. Below is the original Kuleshov effect:

Moving on, with the items that my partner and I had, we decided to do something similar as well. Some items that we used was a shoe, an old flip phone, a nintendo, a candle, a ‘used’ tissue, and a boy. For example, cutting from a person to a phone might be that they are waiting urgently for a call. Also, we made a second Kuleshov effect with a manikins head as well.

4. Works Cited

Works Cited

“Kuleshov Effect / Effetto Kuleshov.” YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gGl3LJ7vHc>.

“Lev Kuleshov Experiment.” Lights Film School. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2015. <http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/articles/lev_kuleshov/>.


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