Experimental Cinema

Kent Long
Monday–Thursday, June 18–July 13

1:30–4:30 pm 

Enter the world of cinema as an expressive medium—not merely an instrument of narrative and illusion. In this course, there will be very few explosions, love scenes, or breathtaking chase sequences—instead you will capture concept, emotion, and intention. Experience alternative, avant-garde, and experimental cinema through screenings, discussions, and hands-on workshops. Starting with the technical including Super 8, 8mm, and 16mm, we will then move to concept-driven projects utilizing video, editing, audio, and installation with your culminating project to be screened and/or installed at the final exhibition.

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Kent Long is a filmmaker/musician based in San Francisco. His film practice is deeply involved with creating evocative and uncanny perceptual spaces and investigating the physical material of 16mm film. Additionally, he combines live music with 16mm film to create layered and evocative compositions in collaboration with hand-processing Midnight Guru Vanessa O’Neill, under the moniker of BEIGE. He works as Technical Director and adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, and frequently curates experimental film programs throughout the Bay Area. He holds his BFA in Film Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his MFA in Filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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