Announcing Super-8 Filmmaking Classes

From: Peter Bianco (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2007 - 16:12:04 PST

       Once again Pete Bianco, a graduate of SUNY Binghamton, will be
teaching a hands-on super-8 filmmaking course beginning February 28th in experimental
cinema. This class is a one of a kind for the area. Student assignments
will use actual film,not video, which is becoming more and more of a rarity.
           Super-8 is a small gauge film that was introduced in 1965. The
film is light sensitive much like the film for a 35mm still camera. The editing
process does not require computers. The film is cut by a razor in a splicer,
then selectively taped back together with splicing tape.
           Students will have the opportunity to view avant-garde films in
the class, and begin creating their own. This class aims to re-sensitize the
filmmaker to their surroundings and experiment with theories of visual
perception. The students will be filming and editing outside of class. Each person
works on their own project in contrast to hollywood or independent cinema where
filmmaking happens in crews. This style of cinema can be purely visual rather
than dramatic or plot based. All class assignments will be purposefully
silent, taking a cue from Stan Brakhage one of the first film artists to go silent
intentionally in the late 50's.
       This class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., February
28th to April 25th. Equipment is provided. Visit for a
full class description. Call (315) 368-0788 if you are interested in taking the
class. Class fee $150. Average supplyfee $150.
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