Introduction to 16mm (FV2312.01)

John Crowe

An introduction to 16mm film techniques, students will shoot and edit analog 16mm film, develop by hand and finally will transfer film to video. Through readings, screenings, experiments and hands-on workshops students will learn about cinematography and the photochemical process. Taking advantage of the special tactile, tangible nature of analog film, material properties will also be explored- direct tactile methods such as loops, paint/scratch on film and laser etching. All films are silent, and hand-processed.

Learning Outcomes:
-Learn the technical skills to operate motion picture 16mm cameras, including light meters and lens, as well as 16mm projection.
-Learn and experiment with a variety of techniques for material 16mm filmmaking- direct scratch on film, optical printing and laser etching.
-Learn photochemical processing techniques- both straightforward chemical kits and alternative processes.
-To be able to locate these creative processes (and your own) in a larger context of experimental analog film making

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Film and Video , Fully In-Person , Two Credit
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