The School of Media Studies will be hosting a screening and book party to celebrate the publication of faculty member Joel Schlemowitz's film production textbook: Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakers (Focal Press/Roughtlege). Kathryn Ramey, author of Experimental Filmmaking: Break the Machine, describes Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera as, "Filling a major gap in the literature while being exceptionally clear, detailed and passionate..."
"A short screening of films by the author will take place"
For Joe 4min
Camera Roll [for Taylor] 3min
Jonas at the Gershwin 3min
In Springtime 3min
Boulder-Brooklyn (a correspondence film) co-maker Nichole Koschmann 3min
Joel Schlemowitz is an experimental filmmaker who works with 16mm film, shadowplay, magic lanterns, and stereographic media. He teaches experimental filmmaking at The New School, New York. His first feature film, 78rpm, is an experimental documentary about the gramophone and his short works have been shown at numerous film festivals including the New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera is an introductory guide to experimental filmmaking, surveying the practical methods of experimental film production as well as the history, theory, and aesthetics of experimental approaches.
An excellent introduction to the basics of experimental filmmaking, with a welcome emphasis on film rather than digital work, and the use of a simple camera, a Bolex. As the author notes, all you need is a roll of film, a light meter, and a camera – add to that inspiration, and you have a handy and accessible guide to DIY independent filmmaking.
-- Wheeler Winston Dixon, Professor of Film Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Filling a major gap in the literature while being exceptionally clear, detailed and passionate, Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakersis a step-by-step guide replete with historical and technical information and creative examples to train a new generation of cinema artists working in celluloid to develop their own camera-based artistic practice.
-- Kathryn Ramey, Filmmaker, Full Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College Boston and Author of Experimental Filmmaking: Break the Machine.