Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.
Weds, 2-5pm, Room TBC in Term 2
[The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, by Michael Ondaatje.]
“There's no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.”
The blurred swish during the movement of the eye is somehow snipped from our conscious awareness, and we are left with just the significant images before and after the movement. Not only do we not see the blurred movement, we are unaware that anything has been removed. And this is happening all the time: with every movement of our eyes, an invisible editor is at work, cutting out the bad bits before we can ever see them”.
Over an eight-week period the group will look to make an original video with soundtrack of no less than 3 minutes in length. We will discover methods, techniques and principles rooted in narrative and non-narrative film-making. Expect to see examples and discuss works formed from an avant-garde tradition as well as mainstream cinema. We emphasize experimentation in order to challenge hegemony. All components to the final piece must be created/ authored by the student. You will be asked to view material outside and produce material outside of the classroom.
Session 1: SCREENINGS
Wednesday 11th Jan
There was film and now it’s all video
Session 2: SCREENINGS WITH EMPHASIS ON SHOT TYPE
Wednesday 18th Jan
Cameras, Tripods, Editing Tools
Session 3: SCREENINGS WITH EMPHASIS ON EDITING 2
Wednesday 25th Jan
Editing tools and how to construct meaning
Session 4: CHROMA-KEYING AND COMPOSITING
Wednesday 1st Feb
Shooting/ Making / Editing
Session 5: SHOOTING/ MAKING / EDITING / SOUNDTRACKS
Wednesday 15th Feb
Session 6: MAKING /EDITING/ SOUNDTRACKS
Wednesday 22nd Feb
Session 7: MAKING /EDITING/ SOUNDTRACKS
Wednesday 1st March
Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 8th March
Finishing, Authoring, Discussion
Software: We generally use Apple and Adobe products.