Week 12 – Gleaning and more

Filmmaker Agnes Varda
Filmmaker Agnes Varda

Look at that camera!! Legendary French filmmaker Agnes Varda made the transition to digital cameras by making The Gleaners and I (2000)

The Gleaners, by Jean-François Millet, 1857
The Gleaners, by Jean-François Millet, 1857

The image which inspired Agnes Varda and provided the jumping off point for her reflections in The Gleaners and I (2000)

Week 12. Two weeks to go!

This week we’ll dive into your own projects and hopefully get to watch some rushes. Please bring what you have to show the class.

We’ll spend some time looking at some classic editing techniques, specifically track laying and J and L cuts.

I’ll also be giving you some time in class this week to work on your projects. You can use that time how you wish – either to edit or update your journal. You can even do shooting or audio recording if you can do it at uni. Let me know if you’d like to do this so we can organise equipment with Glenn.

And finally we’ll watch the classic French documentary which I’ve been threatening you with for some time now – The Gleaners and I (2000)

So, in a nutshell, the plan for this week as follows:

1 Project update:
Please update the class on the progress of your project. Show us any rushes/footage you have, share any difficulties, anything you’re happy with etc.

2. Tips for the Edit:
(i) Working with sound – Track Building, atmos, music
(ii) J and L Cuts

3. Project Work:
You have 1 hour to work on your project. This could be editing or process journal. If you’d like to do any production work (shooting or audio) let me know

4. Class Screening:
The Gleaners and I (2000)

5. Class Discussion:
– How would you describe Gleaners?
– What mode/s does it traverse?
– Any other thoughts?


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