The Rhetorica Network
Rhetorica is my blog about documentary film and photography since March 2021. All posts from the previous version of Rhetorica, dating back to 2002, are available on archive.org.
Rhetorica began as a press-politics blog that grew out of a web project I began in 1998 as part of my graduate studies in rhetoric. My name is Dr. Andrew R. Cline. I am an Emeritus Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I currently live in Aveiro, Portugal where I continue to write and do documentary film and photography projects.
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Time Marches On
June is going to be a busy month. Summer is going to be a busy season. All in a good way 🙂 I continue working on the new Eyewitness website. See my previous post for details. Following the disastrous hack … Continue reading
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Pre Announcement of Eyewitness
A few years back Carbon Trace Productions started a website called Eyewitness that functioned as publishing venue for short, newsy items that didn’t quite fit the term documentary. We imagined that we would publish such non-fiction videos regularly. That didn’t … Continue reading
Theme Construction Ahead
UPDATE: I’ve settled on a theme for now. So I’m unsticking this post and moving on 🙂 I began Rhetorica in 2002 (following its first iteration as Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2000) using the Greymatter blogging script. I moved from that … Continue reading
Fun With AI: A Matter of Visual Style: Part 2
I tried a bit different approach on part two of my examination of what ChatGPT can create regarding visual style in documentary film. I asked it to give me some tips on how to incorporate the “decisive moment” to documentary … Continue reading
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Rhetorica in Portugal
I wish every member of my massive audience a wonderful New Year! Mine is off to a good start — in Portugal 🙂 I now live in the beautiful town of Aveiro in the north of Portugal on the coast. … Continue reading