Guerrilla Film

Students develop the script, sequencing, and operate the audio & video equipment. There are no retakes, they get one shot to shoot the scene. Each video is brainstormed, constructed, and shot in a 90 minute period.

Abstract Film

Pieces are developed for use with projectors or as a component of an installation. Minimal prompts or processes are given prior to shooting. Each student shoots their own content and instructs me how they want it edited.

The Music Video

Deals with constructing sequences as a backdrop to live performance.

Stop Motion Film

Clay, armature wire, felt, paper, or whiteboards are all fair game. Students give me sd cards with their .jpgs to then transform into timebased media.

Documentary Film

Students walk around campus interviewing, listening, and shooting.

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Pronounce the word artist, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an artist,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our favorite singer or photographer, meaning someone who appears to dwell upon a higher plane. Vision, inspiration, mysterious gifts as from above: such are some of the associations that continue to adorn the word.

Yet the notion of the artist as a solitary genius—so potent a cultural force, so determinative, still, of the way we think of creativity in general—is decades out of date. So out of date, in fact, that the model that replaced it is itself already out of date. A new paradigm is emerging, and has been since about the turn of the millennium, one that’s in the process of reshaping what artists are: how they work, train, trade, collaborate, think of themselves and are thought of—even what art is—just as the solitary-genius model did two centuries ago. The new paradigm may finally destroy the very notion of “art” as such—that sacred spiritual substance—which the older one created.

By: William Deresiewicz - Exercept from, "The Atlantic"