Still Photographs to Moving Pictures
Between still photography’s “decisive moment” and cinema’s representation of time lies a rich and compelling area. This digital course looks at the conceptual and technical approaches to transitioning between still photography and video, and how to use them to create effective time-based artworks. Topics will include: photo montage, time-lapse, stop motion, sound, full-fledged video recording, editing strategies, and online presentation. The course is structured, but will also provide focused time for students’ own creative, time-based, lens-gathered work.
Currently, with a flick of a switch, an artist can move between taking a still photograph and capturing an HD video. This simple switch to video belies how dramatically different the challenges are to working with time-based media. Issues of camera movement, timing, sequencing, structure, and sound are suddenly present. Different viewing venues and audiences also become important factors. This course will start its journey with sequential still photography techniques and end with cinema. It is most appropriate for artists comfortable with digital still photography, but interested in exploring the area of expressive cinematic arts. As well as being pertinent to photographers interested in documentary or narrative forms, the course would be of great interest to artists working in the areas of performance, choreography, installation, animation, and media for online venues.
For more information on the course: Current Course Info
Artist’s Website: danwbailey.com