Advanced Experimental Film

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Advanced Experimental Film

Spring 2020

Taught By: Joel Schlemowitz

Section: A

CRN: 3409

Credits: 3

Working primarily in 16mm film, students are encouraged to develop a personal voice and vision while making practical experiments, conceptualizing and creating short projects, and engaging in critical analysis of avant-garde film. Topics will include film as visual representation of perception and memory; the merging of experimental documentary forms; experimental editing strategies (in contrast to classical film editing); the use of text in film; in the the fine art installation setting and correlations with other fine arts media; experimental animation; and digital-analog hybrids and the use of arcane media. Techniques covered in class include use of the the optical printer, rotoscoping, hand-developing, pinhole cinematography, time-lapse shooting with the Bolex and Tobin intervalometer, and A&B roll negative cutting. Alternative presentation methods are introduced, including use of film for gallery installation work, multiple projection, and other forms of expanded cinema. The course includes visits from guest filmmakers and field trips, including visits to Microscope Gallery and Anthology Film Archives. In addition to finishing two short film projects, students will write an artist statement and participate in a public show of the works from the class at the end of the semester. Necessary camera and editing equipment is provided; students will incur personal costs for film stock, developing, and supplies.

Pre-req: NFLM 3660 Filmmaking Studio 1; NFLM 3631 The Innovative Camera: Experiments in 16mm Filmmaking; or NFLM 3520 Recycled Images and Non-Camera Filmmaking. Students with equivalent experience will be admitted with prior approval by the instructor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:56am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020