Emphasizing experimentation and innovation, the Film Production concentration is redefining the future of cinema.
Sonya Stefan. 'Annuaire'. VHS/Hi8, 7min, 2014.
The three year, full-time concentration in Film Production is a terminal degree that emphasizes critical inquiry and intellectual exchange. The concentration provides an opportunity for practicing media artists with prior technical training to develop a graduating project such as a single film or an advanced body of work, accompanied by a substantial text that addresses conceptual, historical and aesthetic research questions. Our students are transdisciplinary artist-researchers who are redefining the future of cinema.
You will work closely with faculty to develop an intensive, individualized course of practice-led research. Weekly meetings provide an open forum for dialogue about the theories and material processes of contemporary moving image practice. We see this dynamic studio course as a ‘laboratoire’ that aims to radically reconceptualize the cinematic arts. The lab promotes a collaborative model of critcal and creative engagment that responds to evolving technologies and discourses.
The concentration promotes formal exploration and technical innovation across diverse media including animation, film, digital video and time-based installation. You will have access to an extensive range of cutting-edge facilities and resources through:
In addition, the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema provides access to key legacy medium equipment. You will benefit from the School’s broad network of affiliations with private-sector organizations and artist-run centers.