Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Please note: Our final class is July 21, 1 week from tonight. All work must be screened that night.
Watch and discuss works in progress. Edit
DUE: Final project rushes
Assignment: Take final film to fine cut with sound
ALSO if you are in Cambridge, MA this Monday, July 18. Please come to the VISION BLAST free outdoor screening programmed by your instructor. More info HERE
Monday, July 11, 2011
Maximizing digital video as a film production tool; Shooting titles and 2-D artwork; Further use of editing software and hardware
Assignment: Edit your existing footage and bring any new footage to class for video transfer
STUDENTS: BRING A DIGITAL FILE STORAGE MEDIUM (thumb drive, flash drive, external hard drive, etc.) WITH AT LEAST 4 GB OF FREE SPACE TO CLASS TO RECEIVE YOUR FILES FOR EDITING.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Discuss final projects; short film ideas; view examples; Navigating the film lab
Assignment: Begin shooting final projects
VIEW AND TRANSFER FOOTAGE
NEXT WEEK: HAND PROCESSING TO B&W NEGATIVE
Link to a cinematic comic book story
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The characteristics of sound for film; Microphone types and pick-up patterns; Analog and digital recording; Techniques of sound recording; Sound transfer to computer; editing theory, continuity, montage; Watch examples; View Document project rough cuts
Assignment: Pincus & Ascher Chapters 12 & 13
Create a treatment and storyboard for your Final Project
DOWNLOAD the manual for the Marantz PMD 660 Sound Recorder HERE
HANDOUT: Microphone types
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Demonstrate Projection; demonstrate simple video transfer; demonstrate editing, Edit class shoot.
Assignment: Pincus & Ascher Chapter 9 & pp 288-303
Create a treatment and storyboard for your Final Project
Since the class shoot is still being processed, we will partake in a "handmade film" exercise/workshop.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Assignment: Pincus & Ascher Chapter 5
WATCH a film about Persistence of Vision:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Please select a lab from the resources column. For B&W reversal, use PAC Lab in NYC until Cinelab reopens.
Call the lab to make sure they are operating AND make sure they process the type of film that you have
Inside your package that you send to the lab:
 Film is boxed inside it’s original package, sealed with tape and packed in such a way that it is not rattling. Your name and phone number should appear on the film box.
Enclose the lab's printable order form or a note that includes:
Your legible name and complete return address
The type of return shipping you desire (1st class mail, Priority Mail, UPS, FED-EX, etc.)
Your payment (Postal money order or your credit card number with expiration date PLUS specify whether it’s a Visa or Mastercard and write your name as it appears on the card)
On your outgoing package:
Legibly printed or typed full address of the lab, including the zip code
Your name and return address
Monday, June 13, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
MassArt Audio Visual Services
HOURS of OPERATION
9:00am - 7:00pm M-Th
9:00am - 5:00pm F
Inquiries and Reservations: 617-879-7160
4 - Bolex Camera kits:
(1) Bolex H16 Reflex camera
(1) Sekonic L-398A light meter
3 - Manfrotto 3126 tripod
1 - Kern-Paillard Switar H16RX variable zoom lens (16-100mm)
1 - Kern-Paillard Switar 75mm lens
3 - Kern-Paillard Switar 25mm lens
1 - Kern-Paillard Switar 16mm lens
2 - Kern-Paillard Switar 10mm lens
2 - Kern-Paillard Yvar 75mm lens
(1) light unit
(2) Tungsten bulbs
(2) Daylight bulbs
(1) Marantz PMD 660 recorder
(1) AC Adapter
(1) Sennheiser e815 S mic
(1) USB cable
(1) RCA to 1/8” stereo audio cable
(1) XLR audio cable
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 & shooting DOCUMENT project
DOCUMENT PROJECT: Working individually or in pairs, students 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 June 23 and finished projects are DUE on June 28.
Download a Sekonic L-398 Light Meter Quick InstructionsHERE.
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.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Class 1 – Tuesday, June 7
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
DOWNLOAD the syllabus
Assignment: Read Ascher & Pincus Chapters 1 & 4
HERE is a list of famous films made in 16mm format
HERE is a link to the suggested textbook. THE FILMMAKERS HANDBOOK by Asher & Pincus. The older edition may be used.
Buying 16mm Film, Summer 2011
The easiest way to buy film stock is to go to the counter of the SMFA Store located at 230 Fenway next to MassArt. Contact the School Store at 617-369-3889
Summer Hours (beginning June 7, 2010)
Monday–Thursday 8:30 am–8 pm
Friday 9 am–12 pm
Saturday + Sunday Closed
Your instructor will also have limited quantities of fresh stock available for cost. Please pay with cash and let me know in advance by email if you need me to bring film to class.
Black and White 16mm is $18.00 per 100' roll
This is what a new box of TRI X film looks like: