Introduction to 16mm (FV2312.01)

John Crowe

An introduction to 16mm film techniques, students will shoot, edit and process analog B&W 16mm film, as well as digital transfers of 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 the analog film, especially the hand-developing process- material properties will also be explored- direct tactile methods such as paint/scratch on film, splicing, and laser etching. Most films will be silent.

Learning Outcomes:
-Learn the technical skills to operate motion picture 16mm cameras, including light meters and lenses, 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 reversal developing 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: All courses , Film and Video , Fully In-Person