[Renee Lear, Every shot from Dziga Vertov’s film Man with a Movie Camera (1929), 2015]
In this workshop, we explore different editing techniques and styles, specifically focusing on the mechanism of montage. We look at a number of examples that illustrate the historical development of editing as well as some contemporary works that play with this conventional language. The focus is on the processes of editing and compiling your footage for your Experimental Film Project. Discussing and applying what we looked at about editing as a cinematic language as well as experimental device to organise screen time and space.
[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?
[Stan Brakhage, Garden of Earthly Delights, 1981]
Welcome and introduction:
⁃ Subject Coordinator/Lecturer: Jo Law
⁃ Tutor: John Harris (9.30 – 12.30, 14.30 – 17.30 workshops)
⁃ Tutor: Boni Cairncross (14.30 – 17.30 workshop)
⁃ Class structure: 1 weekly lecture, 3 hour weekly workshop on Tuesdays