From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 15 2010 - 18:36:19 PST
On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 6:31 PM, 40 Frames <email suppressed> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Joan Hawkins <email suppressed> wrote:
>> Dear Frameworkers, I have spent two months trying to get approval for a
>> concentration in film production in our
>> dept. 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
>> And then my digital counterpart told me that no matter what medium the
>> students 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.
> I think it was in the early-to-mid 80s that Aaton was running ads in
> American Cinematographer that used the line...
Sorry, I meant to say early to mid 1990s (not 80s). I think the ads were run
> I liked it, as it complicated the either/or issue. Sure, the formats are
> unique, but seeing the two mediums as part of a
> whole shows how the formats can compliment each other. Of course, one still
> has to understand that HD and 16 are
> two different formats. Actually, HD is many formats, but you get my drift.
> No comment on the "narrative arc" bit... hardly worth commenting about.
> 40 FRAMES
> Alain LeTourneau
> Pam Minty
> 40 FRAMES
> Attention: Pam Minty
> PO Box 15207
> Portland, OR 97293
> +1 503 231 6548
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