Workshop 02: Working with Different Media | media Transfer


[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]
http://www.paulbushfilms.com/Watchmovies/Albatrossmovie.html


[Caroline Leaf, The Two Sisters, 1991]
http://www.nfb.ca/film/two_sisters/

  1. Discuss how these films use different film materials to denote different qualities.
  2. What are these qualities? And how do they convey meanings?
  3. How do the techniques used related to concept?
  4. 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?

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