SEE YOU SOON: Moving Image Memories
THREE SESSIONS: AUGUST 8, 15 AND 16 – NOON to 5 PM
What is a portrait but a picture of a person?
Or more accurately a picture of a person taken by another person.
What is the relationship between these two people? An intimate relationship? A tumultuous relationship? One they’ve known their whole life or just one in passing?
In early portrait photography, subjects are often looking straight into the camera lens. The speed of the film at the time was so slow that subjects would often have to remain completely still for minutes to expose the photo properly. The subjects literally appeared frozen in time.
In this three day intensive workshop over the course of two weeks, we will study the art of portraiture – it’s history in both painterly and photographic contexts. Students will create a five minute cinematic portrait; a representation, a perspective, a carefully composed picture that evokes a certain energy of a person, time, and place.
Students will explore these dynamic relationships with the digital video medium. We will use small Harinezumi toy cameras which allow for an intimate yet temporal creative process.
The 3 class sessions will be spent watching short films by portrait filmmakers such as Agnes Varda, Jem Cohen and Wim Wenders, discussing individual ideas, taking a camera home, producing your own portrait film, as well as engaging in productive class critiques. This cinematic journey will culminate in a final class screening at the Echo Park Film Center.
INSTRUCTORS: ELLIE PARKER and MIKE REVEREZA
Bookings are closed for this event.