Spirited informality

Doña Isabel de Porcel by Goya

Lydia Buaman, a painter friend of mine, in her October newsletter analyzing the above painting pointed out several elements that create the feeling of "spirited informality." Somehow the phrase "spirited informality" stuck in my mind as an important hint in creating screen reality.

Too often cinema narration, composition and framing are uptight and stiff, devoid of much spirit. While it is easy to see the directorial rigidity in space manipulation or editing, it is less obvious on the level of the progression of a story. Another words, hipster fast and nervous energy of film images frequently covers a conservative and banal overall outlook at the events told.

BZW: Lydia often gives talks at the National Gallery in London.  
I highly recommend you seek her out.

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