This hands-on course will explore and analyze the creative choices available and practical tools needed when we instigate a relationship between camera and movement, filmmaker and performer. We will develop common language, scores, and systems in an environment where perspectives of both performer and filmmaker are in conversation. Throughout, we will share and reverse roles to get closer to the meaningful integration of cinematic choices and performance as well as to better understand the potential of true collaboration. Utilizing moving camera exercises, selected film screenings and improvisational games, students will have the opportunity to expand and refine their own visual sensibilities.
A series of experimental hybrid performances will be designed and staged collaboratively. Student work will be screened and critiqued. All students should be prepared to work with video equipment and move as performers.