Assignment Two: Lyrical Film, Poetry and Cinema
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by Ezra Pound
Green arsenic smeared on an egg-white cloth,
Crushed strawberries! Come, let us feast our eyes.
- The purpose of the assignment is to step away from the conventional processes that are attached to filmmaking and consider film as visual poetry, the lyrical film. The lyrical film is your vision expressed in images.
- identify some of the pivotal works in avant garde cinema and describe why they are notable.
- translate written material into poetic cinema.
- utilize advanced techniques with the camera, lens, and light.
- consider the character of light and how it can be used to express complex ideas.
- Select a poem that you that moves you. Use something that you have written if you want.
- In writing, outline and translate that elements of the poem into visual compositions.
- Use light in an expressive way. Use only artificial light.
- technical proficiency is indicated e.g. exposure, focus
- quality, creativity, composition of shots and shot sequence
- creativity and transposition of original poem
- Are the images felt? Are they concerned? With what?
- this film should be shot no later than the sixth week of the term.