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CAEL3016: Experimental Film

2024 unit information

This unit of study explores key processes and issues related to the production and exhibition of experimental film works. The unit includes discussions, readings and screenings of relevant historical and contemporary film works. It focuses on the creative potential of the physical properties of film. You will produce a short 16mm film project. A Bolex 16mm camera workshop and hand processing of 16mm film will also be an integral part of this unit of study.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL3016
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level from CAEL or 12 credit points at 2000 level from CAST
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of experimental film practices, histories and theories that informs their own creative processes to produce a self-directed experimental 16mm film project
  • LO2. express an understanding of the context of their experimental film work in relation to international current and historical film-art practice
  • LO3. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking and technical competency in 16mm film production
  • LO4. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend their creative practice
  • LO5. use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information
  • LO6. communicate their ideas creatively and effectively.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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