LENS AND SCREEN ARTS - THE STILL AND MOVING IMAGE
June 3-June 29
4 undergraduate studio credits; $4,000
A new discipline is developing in the lens and screen arts, and the creative imagemaker can no longer work solely in the traditional divisions of photography and video. High-definition, video-capable DSLR cameras have transformed the conventional image and enabled us to create professional-quality films. While still and moving imagery may be produced with the same set of tools, each requires very different approaches and practices. The still photography practitioner must understand the language of the moving image, and vice versa.
This four-week engagement, led by senior faculty members of the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at SVA, will immerse participants in the practice of these new technologies. The residency will provide a highly charged atmosphere in which talents participate in productive dialogue and collaborations. Initial sessions will alternate between practical studio lab and on-location production using hardware such as the Canon 5D Mark II. Postproduction editing with Apple Final Cut Pro and file management will follow, and we will examine current modes of exhibition and distribution.
Practical workshops will be augmented by seminars exploring the history, theory and conceptual issues that characterize the divergences in the production practices of the still and moving image. Critiques of works-in-progress as well as screenings of films and visits to studios, galleries and museums will complement the coursework. The goal of the program is for residents to develop their own projects and realize a personal vision in this lens-arts hybrid.
Distinguished guest lecturers and critics will include Alan Berliner, Jennifer Blessing, Chris Callis, Anthony Forma, Michelle Leftheris, Roger Phenix, Bob Richman, Shelly Silver, Charles Traub and Graham Weinbren.
Participants have 24-hour access to shooting studios and video labs. Workshops, equipment, facilities, critiques, screenings, history/theory seminars, field trips and consultancies are all included.
PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed a minimum of two years of college and demonstrate fluency in the photographic medium.
NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. A $1,100 deposit for use of photographic equipment is required. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment.
Samples of past residents' work can be viewed on our Vimeo channel.
For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies contact:
Assistant Director, Special Programs
Division of Continuing Education
Summer Residency Program Application
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Summer Residency Program Brochure 2013
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Summer Residency Program Summer Housing Registration Form
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Continuing Education Bulletin
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- Summer Residency Program Application