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. She works and teaches at the UA Poetry Center. She has work published or forthcoming in Tarpaulin Sky, Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, Many Mountains Moving, H_NGM_N, The Destroyer, RealPoetik, Everyday...

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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