In this series of seminars students will become familiar with how to understand and read the visual language of cinema and will become more acquainted with some of the greatest filmmakers who have ever lived. Pre-registration is required. Email craig@nwfilmforum for registration.
See our past Required Viewing classes here.
A Survey of Experimental Mediamaking
Instructor: Gretchen Burger
Tuition: $150 ($125 Film Forum Members)
This survey class is for anyone who would like a starting point for understanding the language and investigations of experimental film and video. Pairing work of pioneering giants like Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, and Nam Jun Paik with contemporary artists, we will examine different types of experimentation, from expanding narrative, to working with rule sets, repurposing found footage, manipulating the medium, and projecting into spaces and onto objects.
Cinematic Space and Sound
Instructor: Robert Horton
Tuition: $70 ($60 Film Forum Members)
Limited to 10 students
This two-part class explores space and sound as two essential ways we can understand films and how films are made. In the first class students will explore how directors shade characters, evoke emotion, or generate suspense by dividing up the screen. For the next class, students explore the work of two cinematic giants to illustrate the art of sound…and silence to understood how it can dramatically change a scene.