Re: [Frameworks] film vs digital

From: miriam sampaio (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 15 2010 - 17:18:28 PST

Hello Joan

I sincerely wish you much luck and strength in dealing with these....
I can only imagine how exhausting it is to be proving that 16mm film or film is incredibly valuable!
Good luck and much strength!!!!!!


Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:00:29 -0500
From: email suppressed
To: email suppressed
Subject: [Frameworks] film vs digital

Dear Frameworkers, I have spent two months trying to get approval for a concentration in film production in ourdept. Another dept that's invested in digital production has been raising objections, seeing this as an encroachment on their territory.
Now, we already teach the film (16 mm) classes; we're just trying to get an actual notation on the students' transcripts saying they've completed a cycle of 4 production courses.

 I just came home from the most exhausting meeting with two deans and the other dept's chair trying to explain why"film" really means film and is not just some catch-all term for all modes of production. I kept explaining that the students work in 16 mm , they have to send their film to a lab for processing, that their projects sometimes are ruined, that the Digital group's students always mess up their first projects because we AREN'T using the same cameras etc etc until I felt as though my head were going to explode.

And then my digital counterpart told me that no matter what medium thestudents were working in, it all came down to lengthy projects that tell a story and follow a narrative arc.Ye Gods! Sorry, but I had to rant and the poor cat has already gone into hiding for the night.

Joan Hawkins
Associate Professor and Director of Film and Media Studies
Indiana University
Dept of Communication and Culture
800 E. Third St
Bloomington, IN 47405
office phone 812-855-1548
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