POWERS OF TEN Script/Planning Chart

 Instructor: Norman Hollyn T.A.: Robert Abilez
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The following chart is, essentially, a script for Charles and Ray Eames' 1968 short film POWER OF TEN, as borrowed from the Library of Congress catalog for their Eames retrospective. Note that it functions as a accurate plot for the unfolding of the first part of their film, which moves from a picnicker outwards, in increments of powers of ten, one power of ten every ten seconds, getting further and farther away from the subject until we are in infinite space.

The logic and order of the film is apparent from this script. The places where one shot dissolves to another are clearly delineated. There are also breaks where the material (in the rightmost column) changes, making sequence breaks obvious.


Downloaded from the Library of Congress web site.





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Last Modified - October 15, 2012