First Class Meeting of Poemfilms and the Moving Image

10/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Writers and image-makers are invited to join poet Annie Guthrie and filmmaker Jonathan VanBallenberghe in an exploration of the ever-developing genre of poemfilms. In this six-week course, we will enrich our understanding of the form and explore its potential through screenings, discussion, writing exercises, and filmmaking/editing exercises. For example, we will consider such questions as, what are the implications of a textless poemfilm or an audio-only poemfilm? What emotional valences are available with varying editing techniques?

Participants who have access to recording equipment and editing software will also have the opportunity to produce a short poemfilm. Students who do not have equipment/software will produce a scripted poem using the filmic lexicon developed in class. (Alternatively, Jonathan VanBallenberge can provide video-editing services or instruction for an additional fee.) These poemfilms and scripts will be presented on the last day of class.

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Annie Guthrie
Annie Guthrie

Annie Guthrie is a writer and jeweler from Tucson.  She teaches and is the Marketing Director at the UA Poetry Center. She has work published in Tarpaulin Sky, Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, Many Mountains Moving, HNGMAN, The...

Jonathan VanBallenberghe

Jonathan VanBallenberghe is an award-winning documentary and commercial filmmaker. His 2011 documentary Guru premiered at the Tribeca IFF, where it won a Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Short. His first full-length documentary...

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