Theory and practice

The classification incorporates a lot of theoretical notions as well as practical techniques. In a film, sequence, scene or even a shot, combinations of these techniques are used. This classification enables to list all the techniques of a scene in order to comprehend clearly the resulting spectator’s experience.

Nothingness – extremely minimalist scene

The techniques that could enable the ultimate minimal experience could be the combination of a matte fully covering the screen and a null sonic extension. The auditory hierarchy would be limited to the first level of conscious semantic listening. Voices featuring in the sequence would be considered as theatrical speech (emanation speech would not possible because of the null extension and textual speech because of the matte); the context would influence the prosody and dialogues, making the audience understand the overall setting. Lastly, considering the spectator’s mode of awareness, her/his cognitive dimension of coherence and her/his memory of the previous events, the overall scene aesthetic could be interpreted metaphorically as part of the overall narration.

On the whole, the viewing experience would certainly result in an anticipation resulting from the limited visual field.