ENG 4146: "Experimental Experiments"

While every film and video production course I teach focuses narrowly on experimental film and video, this one goes way beyond those. We池e headed for the farthest reaches of experimental practice. We値l cover lots of advanced (and primitive) techniques for making moving images, mostly on celluloid. We値l make praxinoscope strips and learn how to build our own praxinoscopes and zoetropes. We値l learn to hand process hi-contrast film in tupperware, build our own contact printers using sync blocks, flashlights, and toilet paper tubes, make Rayographs, and use an optical printer. We値l curate a show of found oddities from the cast offs of the public library system and make a bunch of flickering oddities of our own (from flipbooks to films). And then we値l have a giant show at the end with all of the stuff we致e done that値l be something more than just a bunch of people sitting in the dark and looking at your work.

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