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FILM 242 - Fragile Presence: The Ultra Short Film as Personal Cinematic Practice

Semester Offered: Fall
0.5 unit(s)

Can we use filmmaking to cultivate attentiveness and a playful sense of presence in everyday life? How does having a cinematic practice — a laboratory of ongoing audiovisual exploration — help us to develop confidence in our own creative process while also acting as a form of journaling? In this intensive, we search for the poetry, whimsy and depth of meaning in the daily unfolding of our outer and inner lives. We privilege the joy of discovery over an evaluative mindset through site-specific shooting prompts around campus and improvisational editing experiences. Outside meeting times, students shoot and edit on their own, creating five 1 min. films in six weeks. Prior filmmaking experience is helpful, but passionate self-starters are equally welcome. Denise Iris.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Priority given to students with some shooting and editing experience.

First six-week course.

One 2-hour period and individual conferences with the instructor.

Course Format: INT

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