Experimental Film and Animated Shorts
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 7:00pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Come view work created by students in the Experimental Film and Animation classes. Experimental film students studied the Manifestos of various avant-garde movements such as the Dadaists, Surrealists, Lettrists, and New American Cinema, and then generated their own guiding principles for experimental film. Using their personal manifestos, students created short films that adhere to their manifestos’ directives. Printed copies of the manifestos will be provided at the screening. The interdisciplinary art form of animation will also be represented. Animation can be the convergence of all art idioms—painting, drawing, graphic design, illustration, sculpture, theatre, dance, and music. Students in the Art of Animation have looked at many traditional styles of animation—rotoscoping, pixilation, cut out, hand drawn, sand/painted on glass and discovered how those traditional techniques are being carried out today in different digital formats.