Spring 2020

Experimental Cinema  FTV-329-12, 529-12

Prerequisite: Open to all.

Instructor: Chuck Workman

Thursdays: 4 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

MKS 123

This course will introduce students to the production and aesthetics of experimental techniques in film, video, and digital production, demonstrating how non-narrative elements can be used as personal and poetic expression.

Students will study the important experimental and avant-garde cinema classics, from the Surrealists to the great “underground” filmmakers of the Sixties and Seventies to the present, including Brakhage, Mekas, David Lynch, and Maya Deren. Students will create their own experimental work using traditional video or emerging technologies looking outside the conventions of established narrative and documentary filmmaking.  All should get a deeper knowledge of the forms of visual storytelling, and achieve a valuable new understanding of mainstream narrative and documentary cinema at the same time.

Check out the first class!