[Harry Smith, No. 3 (Interwoven), 1949]
In week 2, we continue our exploration of 16mm film medium and experimentation of cameraless film techniques. We look at a range of examples that make use of different film media. We begin the process of transferring film footage to digital video.
Watch and discuss: narrative cameraless film works
[Paul Bush’s The Albatross, 1998]
[Caroline Leaf, The Two Sisters, 1991]
- Discuss how these films use different film materials to denote different qualities.
- What are these qualities? And how do they convey meanings?
- How do the techniques used related to concept?
- In your own research, what other films/ works use this technique of direct manipulation of film materials? Why do you think they chose to use this technique?