A Study on Relation between Indexicality of Digital Cinema and Evolution of Cinematic Language

디지털 시네마의 지표성과 영화언어의 진화와의 관계에 관한 연구

  • Jeong, Minah (Department of Theatre & Cinema, Sungkyul University)
  • 정민아 (성결대학교 연극영화학부)
  • Received : 2018.05.23
  • Accepted : 2018.07.20
  • Published : 2018.07.28


The digital technologies brought a structural transformation to cinema, have lead a change in the way of existence of an assembly of images called cinema, and have shared expression methods with new-media. To look into how in terms of cinema style of the film era and the digital era are different, this article will focus on the matter of 'indexicality.' From the point of view of perceptive realism the discourses on digital image deconstruct the dichotomy between illusionism and classical realism. Therefore the actuality of an image does not depend on only indexicality but has much to do with how the viewers fundamentally perceive the image. In this age of digital cinema it does not matter to distinct a composite-image from a reality-image. This article inquires the relation of indexicality, the world and digital images in digital cinema on the level of reception, and reconsider in terms of image production.


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