At Indiana University there are two 16mm classes: a silent class that edits directly on film stock, and a sound class that shoots on film but edits non-linearly. (There's also an advanced / independent study class available if you've done the other two.) There was ALWAYS a demand to get into these classes that outweighed our ability to get folks in. Pedagogically, there's a range of ways I think works: tightening shooting ratios immediately comes to mind, but as well there are aesthetic issues, as well as historical continuities. Personally I would love to bring film production into my new home department, which is video-centered....Best of luck with your work on film!
Dr. Bjorn Ingvoldstad
Assistant Professor of Media Studies & Communication Technologies
Department of Communication Studies
Bridgewater State College
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Holliday, Frederick
Sent: Sat 2/17/2007 3:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] shooting & editing on 16mm?
I don't teach a 16mm class, but I've taken them at two universities (AU & KU). I will be forever enamored of editing on 16mm. The tactile sensation of actually holding the film in your hands, scraping of the emulsion, brushing on the cement, and slamming the splicer down... love it! Also, no offense to the wonderful opportunities provided by digital non-linear editing, but I truly believe that having to actually cut your film (esp. if it's your only copy) makes you a better, more judicious editor. Messing up a vital take on actual film stock is a very different experience than having to simply "undo" a mistake with zeros and ones....
Just my quick two cents.
Fred A. Holliday II
From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Heather Addison
Sent: Fri 2/16/2007 1:01 PM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] shooting & editing on 16mm?
I teach beginning 16mm production, and I'd like to get a sense of how
many institutions/instructors still shoot and/or edit on 16mm? I'm
particularly interested in editing on film--and the pedagogical
reasons for/against it.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
Heather Addison, Ph.D.
School of Communication
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5318
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