Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ordering film from Kodak

You can apply for a Kodak educational allowance HERE


You can purchase film over the counter at the SMFA STORE Their phone # is 617-369-3889. The SMFA store is a short walk from MassArt at 230 Fenway.

MassArt Film Society

Massart Film Society shows are held in screening room 1 in East Hall in the Film Department @ The Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Avenue in Boston. Shows begin promptly @ 8pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule below. Suggested donation is $4 at the door and free to MassArt community with their ID. Donations are used to give visiting artist something for their expenses of coming to show their work.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Class 4 - Thursday, September 30

Composition for the moving image; screen direction & 180 degree rule Demonstrate lighting equipment; Assembling a kit bag; Lighting: natural, stylistic, motivated, unmotivated.
Assignment: Pincus & Ascher Chapter 5

Screened "Meshes of the Afternoon" by Maya Deren in original 16mm

Fall Lecture Series at MassArt

Great artists and scholars teach in MassArt’s Professional and Continuing Education program. Join us for a FREE once-a-month Thursday night lecture series with some of our faculty and learn about the extraordinary range of practice and scholarship that takes place at MassArt. Enjoy light refreshments and socialize with others in the MassArt community.
The Fall 2010 schedule can be seen HERE

Monday, September 20, 2010

Class 3 - Thursday, September 23



Shoot a test roll of 100’ of Kodak Tri-x film with a Bolex
Assignment: Read Ascher & Pincus Chapters 8 & 11
Begin shooting DOCUMENT project

Monday, September 13, 2010

Class 2 - Thursday, September 16

Reversal Film Stock; Camera and lens characteristics; Exposure control; Cinematography concepts; depth-of–field; Bolex H16RX Camera; Sekonic light meter

Assignment: Read Ascher & Pincus Chapters 2 & 3

Begin planning DOCUMENT project

DOCUMENT PROJECT: Working individually, each student will document a subject of their choice using a single roll of 16mm Kodak TRI-X black and white reversal film. Use a variety of shot sizes and lens focal lengths to describe and bring out some unusual aspects of your subject. Keep your subject in focus and correctly exposed. Finished projects should be 1-2 minutes total running time.
Works in progress will be viewed on OCT 14 and finished projects are DUE on OCT 21.

Bolex Shutter Speeds with Sekonic Meter setting:

Download a Sekonic L-398 Light Meter Quick Instructions HERE.

Download a Bolex H-16 manual HERE.

Here is a video demo I made on loading the Bolex camera. Click HERE to watch on Youtube because it is cropped on this blogsite.


Class 1 – Thursday, Sept 9
Introduction to the class; Policies; Types of projects that will be possible; Film production workflow; Review costs and other materials; Overview of 16mm film history and background

Assignment: Read Ascher & Pincus Chapters 1 & 4

Download the syllabus HERE