Real Film Camp
Instructors: Ethan Berry and Tara Meranda Nelson
June 10 – 14; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
This is an opportunity to work hands on with Super-8 and 16mm film material. We will explore a variety of ways of image making on film ranging from drawing and scratching, to in-camera photographic techniques. Students will encounter and engage with the medium of film as the basic material for generating and presenting images. We will take advantage of the Super-8 and 16mm equipment available from the Northeast Institute for Analog Studies. The course will cover an intro to film, hand drawing, basic cinematography, camera operation, sound collage, hand developing black and white film, film slicing, video transfer, basic editing, and creative use of projectors, and will culminate in a presentation of films.The primary prerequisite for this course is a willingness to experiment with ones own visual ideas. No previous film experience is required but is helpful. Price: $795 (available as a credit or non-credit course)
Ethan Berry holds a BS in Art Education and a MFA in Painting and Printmaking. He is Professor and Coordinator of the Senior Fine Arts Seminar at Montserrat. Berry has served on the board for the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education and Boston Film/Video Foundation amongst others. His work inquires about the significance of place and the accuracy of memory in the construction of our view of the present. He uses printmaking techniques to further process imagery from video, photography and film.
We are also offering Summer Courses in:
- Creative Writing
- Poetic Drawing
- Japanese Woodblock Printing
- Supercharged Painting
- Digital Imaging
- Solarplate Etching
- …and more!