City Symphonies and Essay Films

14.02.2019 - 09:00 to 12:00
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City Symphonies and Essay Films

Course leader: Jeremy Welsh
Teaching assistant: Hasan Daragmeh
Technical support: Eivind Vedlog
Guest lecturer: Inger Lise Hansen (experimental film maker. Oslo)

Thursday 14/02 09.00 - 12.00. Introduction and film screening
Thursday 21/02 09.00 - 12.00. practical course part 1
Thursday 28/02 09.00 - 12.00. practical course part 2
Thursday 14/03 09.00 - 12.00. Screening nr. 2
Thursday 21/03 09.00 - 12.00. practical course part 3
Thursday 28/03 09.00 - 12.00. Group review/viewing of student work followed by guest lecture Inger Lise Hansen
Thursday 04/04 09.00 - 12.00 practical course part 4
Thursday 11/04 (afternoon, time to be confirmed) Presentation of the results of the practical course in Galleri KiT

With the background in two of cinema history's most important documents, Dziga Vertov's "Man With a Movie Camera" (1929) and Walter Ruttmann's " Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt​" (1927) the course will explore ways in which the moving image is used to create "portraits" of places, and how the form of the film/video essay blends aspects of documentary, fiction and reflection in a form that is also often poetic. Other films to be screened will include Chris Marker's seminal essay film "Sans Soleil" (Sunless, 1983) and Wim Wenders' "Notebook on Cities and Clothes" (1989)

In addition to the programme of screenings/lectures, students will work collectively towards production of a Trondheim "city film", drawing upon ideas developed in the films that will be presented.

Hasan Daragmeh (former MFA student at KiT) will guide the student's production processes and provide technical instruction and help with regard to camera work, editing and post-production.

Guest speaker Inger Lise Hansen will have an artist talk and screening of several of her experimental films which are visually arresting explorations of different sites around the world.

Photo from Sans Soleil by Chris Marker

Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
N-7491 Trondheim

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