Film II: Frame by Frame

Subject Name: 

Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

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Hampshire College
This course covers approaches to hand made filmmaking using the optical printer, analog animation and manipulation of film through hand processing and "direct animation" techniques. The course provides detailed instruction for the using the optical printer and the animation stand for expressive and exploratory purposes. The course assumes a basic knowledge of 16mm filmmaking so that students extend their knowledge and mastery of more advanced production and post-production techniques. Films will be viewed in class presenting a variety of approaches to optical printing and animation as a medium for artists. Students will be expected to complete weekly exercises and a semester long independent project. While computers may be a part of a student's working process, this course does not cover computer animation programs and students will not be allowed to do final projects that are primarily based in their use. Each student will be expected to research an artist and/or analyze a film, write a 5-8 page paper and make an oral presentation to the class.
Independent Work A $50 lab fee entitles students to use camera and recording equipment, transfer and editing facilities, plus video and computer production and post-production equipment. Students must purchase their own film and animation supplies and pay their own processing fees. Required screenings and workshops sometimes occur in the evening.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 

This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Course Sections

Film II: Frame by Frame
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

William Brand

09:00AM-11:50AM TH

Jerome Liebling Center 120