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DC 345: Experimental Filmmaking I

This production-based course explores breaking the boundaries of conventional cinema through experimental formal approaches, techniques and content. Students will create projects in the modes of key figures form the history of experimental and avant-garde film and video, such as Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Luis Bunuel, Maya Deren, Dana Hodgdon, David Lynch, Bill Viola, or Andy Warhol. Additionally, students will be encouraged to capture, edit and process material through non-traditional means, and to explore unconventional content. Screenings of experimental works may be tailored to the specific interests of students as projects develop. The influences of experimental cinema on conventional media such as Hollywood movies, commercials, and music video will also be analyzed. PREREQUISITE(S): DC 220 and DC 210

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 21130
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 33927
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 27181
Meeting time: Th 2:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: CINES PST15 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 401
Class number: 33980
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 33307
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 401
Class number: 17151
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 601
Class number: 37431
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus