Focal Press Book: Experimental Filmmaking - Break the Machine (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: Experimental Filmmaking - Break the Machine (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: Experimental Filmmaking - Break the Machine (Paperback)

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  • Author: Kathryn Ramey

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Experimental Filmmaking - Break the Machine from Focal Press and written by Kathryn Ramey teaches you everything you need to know about experimental filmmaking.

Experimental filmmaking is characterized by the absence of linear narrative and the use of various abstracting techniques-out-of-focus, painting or scratching on film, and rapid editing. Notable practitioners (who have also made features) include David Lynch, Kathryn Bigelow, Miranda July, and Gus Van Sant. The genre has had widespread influence on the style of mainstream fare such as music videos, commercials, and title design.

This book focuses on the techniques and craft of this genre, showing filmmakers step-by-step the material processes so they can make their own contribution to the field. Information on techniques is in demand but hard to come by.

This book will be of interest to both experimental filmmakers and mainstream practitioners who want to incorporate alternative techniques in their work-especially as a more hand-crafted, DIY aesthetic comes to the forefront.

Contents:
• Introduction
• First There Was Sound
• Film/Video/Digital Video Basics
• Destruction/Creation/Hacking
• Manipulating the Found Image
• Making Something New
• Darkroom Techniques
• Re-purposing Film Technology
• Para-cinema
• Optically Printing at Home
• Exhibiting and Distributing Experimental Work

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Subject Film and Video
Author Kathryn Ramey
Edition 1st
Pages Not Specified by Publisher
ISBN Number 9780240823966
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published November 2014
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