NMDS

5595

Advanced Experimental Film

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Advanced Experimental Film

Spring 2020

Taught By: Joel Schlemowitz

Section: A

CRN: 3567

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.

This section is limited to 5 seats. Pre-Requisite: Digital Filmmaking: Production (NMDS 5432) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 5

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 6:40pm 7/19/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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