This intermediate moving image course begins with aural experiments before it moves into a film/video space. We will be attentive to sound as a force that conjures inner images and provokes cinematic/experiential feelings without the use of images. For the first couple of weeks we will make imageless films (or sound only projects) constructed with cinematic experiences in mind. After analyzing and trying to understand cause and effect from the sound we will develop a language and set of visuals that will not only enhance the aural piece but shift the context. Ultimately, in this abbreviated term we will attempt to reverse the usual order of working with visual language and supplementing sound as an afterthought. It will emphasize how sound functions as a means to direct the eye and expand off screen space in the experience of cinema.
This class will meet Tuesday, February 24 – Tuesday, March 24 with two Saturday meetings.