A hands-on seminar conducted by Elliot Caplan to teach film/video and digital arts as collaborative tools for exploration of movement in dance, theatre, and the visual arts. It is intended for those interested in developing their aesthetic of the moving image rather than learning primarily the technical aspects of filmmaking.
We work to clarify space in the frame. The dynamic of the process is informed by observation and utilization of both small and large detail in the natural world. Movement of the body provides the context.
Utilizing moving camera exercises, combined with selected film screenings and photographic and painting examples, students will have the opportunity to explore and refine their own visual sensibilities. Camera instruction will be integrated with charcoal drawing to more clearly and quickly illustrate visual points discussed in class.
Students will work through a series of assignments using learned camera techniques to develop a new skill set, which can be applied toward the making of their own work.Lectures on filmic ideas, art history and contemporary thinking will be given weekly. Student work will be screened and critiqued.