This intermediate visual arts studio course will explore the hybrid approach of experimental film practice and moving-image story telling. The course’s focus will be on cinematic language, visual storytelling, and audio-visual correspondence rather than performance and dialogue centered narrative. Students will utilize classical and non-traditional methods of pre-production (story boarding, scripting, casting, location scouting, shot-listing, etc), production (picture and sound capture), post-production (editing, sound-mixing, color grading, and output etc), and distribution (online, gallery, theatrical, festival circuit, etc). Each student will create several short individual and group exercises for the first part of the term. The second part of the term will be dedicated to individual work via critiques, workshops, and studio practice. Students will be required to attend weekly screenings and artists visits as well as participate in weekly discussions of assigned readings. This course will also double as a survey of historical and contemporary moving-image artists that have chosen to work outside the omnipresent studio-system approach to narrative film and video making.
Corequisite: Weekly screenings on Wednesday nights from 7-10pm in Kinoteca.