Intro to Experimental Cinema
Experimental cinema can be daunting to approach as a beginner, but this 2-day workshop will provide a welcoming and accessible environment in which to gain a basic knowledge of avant-garde or experimental cinema. Existing outside of conventional filmmaking practices, experimental cinema provides an alternative to traditional film narratives, structures, and ideologies.
September 14th: Theory & History
By the end Day 1 of this workshop, participants will have a basic history of key films/filmmakers/movements, and develop and articulate critical responses to unconventional cinematic manipulations of image/sound/time.
September 15th: Production & Process
On Day 2 of this workshop, participants will explore the techniques and methods related to experimental film production, putting into practice the concepts learned from Day 1.
Given the broad range of films that are considered experimental, this 2-day course is intended for introductory learners, with the goal to establish critical and informed film viewership.
Supplemental bibliography and filmography will be provided.
WARNING: Some films shown during this workshop may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.