The film genre known as “Experimental” also “Avant-garde” or “Underground” exists to explore the boundaries of art and the human condition.
In the spirit of Louis Bunuel and Salvador Dali, explore your art as an Experimental Filmmaker. Embark on a personal journey to create your own film by escaping the stereotypes and convention of cinematic storytelling. Develop your voice as an artist by manipulating film and sound with abstract intent. Push boundaries. Dig Deep.
Poetry? Documentary? Collage? The choice is yours. Tell your story.
The desire to make art films outside of the mainstream film genre.
What you will learn:
Learn to manipulate 16mm film using paint, bleach, and whatever else students can find while pushing film to its’ physical limits. Techniques like scratching and burning film are taught in this workshop. Students will also learn to hand process 16mm film.
About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office. We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board