‘Experimental & Personal Filmmaking’ exposes to alternative film and video history, artist practice, and methods. It provides you with the knowledge to begin making your own experimental media. Through viewings, lectures, discussion and reading, students will survey how filmmakers and artists working in film, video, and digital media have experimented with the moving image to push the boundaries of the medium and their perception of the world around them. The course will consider how essential films and filmmakers explored the material and conceptual possibilities of film and video to reshape our notion of what film can be. In addition to looking closely at the images in these works, students will also listen closely to how sound design has played a role in the impact of these creations. Analysis of these pieces, concerning form, content, and context will help students understand how experimental filmmaking has produced lyrical, idiosyncratic, and aesthetically radical work and will also provide a stimulating foundation for creating their own experimental work. This workshop concentrates on and nurtures the new importance and relevance of the personal experimental moving image in the pandemic/post-pandemic moment – the moving image as a personalized ‘memory’ and ‘perception’, subject to ongoing reordering and updating.
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Saturday, April 8, 2023 : Concepts of Cinema and Cinema Thoughts (performative lecture) Sunday, April 9, 2023 : Shooting, Sound Recording and Editing ‘Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Film’ Collaborative film inspired by a poetry game, the roots of which can be traced to the Surrealist/Dadaist Movement. Since 2020, Rouzbeh Rashidi and his students have made one collaborative film in his workshops and courses. He designed a particular set of rules, methodologies, and mannerisms by which the film must be made. Participants will contribute a section to the final film, which will be screened and discussed at the end of the course.