Group 1 read:
Sergei Eisenstein: Film Form two chapters:
“A Dialectical Approach to Film Form.” (starting from page 45)
“Methods of Montage” (starting from page 72)
What?-Write a film manifesto that expresses your deepest convictions about filmmaking: creatively, aesthetically, politically.-You are free to decide the kind of writing/form, or even performance, that will suit your manifesto best. The manifesto should not exceed one A-4 page (if you decide on that form)
How?-Read the INTRO to Scott Mackenzie’s Film Manifestos and at least two of the manifestos from the book (In MyCourses → Materials) to familiarize yourself with film manifestos.-Think about your practice, what it means to you, what/where are your most profound connections and convictions, what you would like your filmmaking to be, etc. and write in the form of a manifesto. You can also focus on one aspect of filmmaking instead of film in general.
When?-Due on Friday 13th January (anytime) Assignment presentations: 10 am-4 pm