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FILM 285 - Fragile Presence: The Ultra Short Film as a Diaristic Practice

Semester Offered: Spring
0.5 unit(s)

Can we use filmmaking to cultivate attentiveness and a playful sense of presence in everyday life? What does it mean to have a cinematic practice, a laboratory of ongoing audiovisual exploration? In this intensive, we search for the poetry, whimsy and depth of meaning in the daily unfolding of our outer and inner lives. Experimenting with different approaches that blur the boundaries between documentary and fiction, students create six 1 min. films in six weeks. This intensive replaces classroom instruction, discussion, and viewing of film clips with site-specific shooting and improvisational editing experiences. We meet at various locations around campus and vicinity for hands-on exercises based on weekly prompts. Outside meeting times, students shoot and edit on their own and respond to their classmates’ work on a Moodle forum.

Priority given to students with some shooting and editing experience. Denise Iris.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Course Format: INT



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