The aim of this unit of study is to encourage students to imaginatively explore the potential of working with film as a tactile, creative medium. The unit will explore key processes and issues related to the production and exhibition of experimental film works. This unit will include discussions, readings and screenings of relevant historical and contemporary film works. Some of the practical techniques that will be explored are: drawing, scratching and painting on emulsion, drawing an optical soundtrack, creating installed film work and film-loops, montage editing utilising found footage and coloured leader and Flatbed editing techniques. Bolex camera workshop will also be as an integral part of this unit of study. You will produce one self-initiated film project of 3 to 5 minutes in length. The project is to be developed in consultation with an academic adviser.
1x3-hour studio class/week
production planning (20%) and presentation of independent research (20%) and project (60%)