UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Summer 2017

187 | Session D | CCN: 15661

Special Topics in Film Production: Intro to 16mm

Colin Brant & David Borengasser

4 Units

This course will cover a variety of 16mm filmmaking techniques, including hand-painted film, cinematography, and digital transfer with an emphasis on the avant-garde. Through readings, hands-on workshops, and individual projects, students will learn about exposure, the photochemical process, various film stocks, and digital editing. This course is intended to provide an historical perspective of film technology before the invention of video, a foundational understanding of cinematography as it is still used in video today, and an introduction to motion picture film as a professional medium of choice for contemporary filmmakers. Students will shoot and edit traditional 16mm film, as well as digital transfers of film to video. This is a studio based film production course, that will utilize a range of equipment, including: 16mm film cameras, video, audio, and lighting. The work created in class will culminate in a final screening/performance of individual and group assignments. Previous experience in photography or video production is highly recommended. A $30 material fee is required.