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.
Tag Archives: filmmaking
Attending Fest – New Directors New Films Festival
Just a heads-up on up-coming activities. I’m attending the Fest – New Director New Films Festival in Espinho, Portugal that begins on 19 June. I do not have a film entered. I’m attending as an interested film industry pro. In … Continue reading
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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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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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Fun With AI: A Matter of Visual Style, Part 1
I’ve written before about my admiration for the visual style of Terrence Malick and its influence on my non-fiction cinematography. I wondered: Can ChatGPT give me some tips about that? So I asked a “practical” question: How can I adapt … Continue reading
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