Communicating a personal view of the world is often not about informative ”a to b” stories, but about exploring new possibilities of storytelling and presentation. In this course you will explore your view of the world through the use of found footage and new material. You will use ”found stories” to tell your own story in film. Think of: scenes and fragments of old film and photo material such as super 8 film, hi-8, VHS photos and slides or more recent material from, for example, YouTube, SD-cards and audio recordings. All wonderful material to further explore associations with.
By reproducing the material, making it fictional and making it topical (again), new stories emerge in image and sound. What do they evoke in different montages and combinations? What happens if you cut up a family film, rearrange it and combine it with newly filmed material? How do you combine those fragmented images from the past with fleeting online images to form a coherent storyline? You will find out this week by experimenting.
How will we proceed?
We focus on an individual course, but first and foremost we will share knowledge and ideas with each other and get inspired by existing work. We will experiment with presentation forms using film, media installations and projections. Depending on the participant, technical support is provided, such as camera techniques, audio, editing and building a story structure.