Introduction to 16mm (FV2312.01)

John Crowe

An introduction to 16mm film techniques, students will shoot, process and edit analog 16mm film, as well as digitally transfer film to video. Through 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, material properties will be explored- direct tactile methods such as paint/scratch on film and laser etching. All films will be dialogue-free- adding sound through double-system recording and performance will be explored.

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, in-camera 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 filmmaking.

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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