Experimental Narrative in Moving Image (VA4323.01)

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Self-reflexive narratives, improvisation, non-linearity, slow cinema, alternative representations of time and space, experimental film grammars, poetic scripts, collective direction, Brechtian techniques.  All of these processes and more will be explored in this hands-on production based course. Working collaboratively and on your peers’ work in various roles is required for this course. This course is appropriate to students doing advanced work in film and video as we will be taking a project from research, writing and structuring to post-production in the span of a term.

Learning Outcomes:
Research and write or structure the production
Design and build a mise-en-scene based on visual research particular to the project
Learn processes for working with performers or natural actors
Design and execute cinematography, lighting, sound recording in studio or on location
Learn to edit and sound design a film collaboratively.
Become familiar with experimental narrative film languages.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Intermediate video or by consultation with the faculty teaching the course (contact: beatrizsantiagomunoz@bennington.edu).
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
F 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Film and Video , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Visual Arts