Field Course Title: Super 8 Filmmaking in Paris: Geographies of Identity
Faculty: Baba Hillman (Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies)
Course Number: HACU-288S
Tentative Dates: June 1-17, 2013
Program Fee (approximate): $2,300 + airfare and additional expenses (see below)
This course combines intensive workshops in Super 8 filmmaking and film theory. The class includes workshops on cinematography, animation, and editing on Super 8 film. Each student will shoot, process, edit and complete a short Super 8 film. Cameras and editing equipment are provided. The course includes studio visits with independent filmmakers, artists and curators.
Film workshops will be taught by Baba Hillman and by members of French filmmakers’ cooperatives. Students will be asked to write detailed proposals for their films, with a bibliography of related films and readings. Students will use the film library of the Forum des Images, which has the largest collection of films shot in the city of Paris and the surrounding suburbs.
Students will attend screenings at the Cinématheque Française, the Centre Pompidou, and other theatres, galleries and museums throughout the city. Critical work will concentrate on the role of migration and diasporic communities in contemporary transnational film in Paris through a study of language, performance and visual structure within selected films. Seminars will address such topics as changing cinematic representations of the architecture and urban space of the city, and the politics of film funding, production and distribution in France.
Intro to Media, Film I, Video I, or other media practice/theory course.
Learn to read and interpret intellectual or artistic works; develop oral skills in French; develop creative abilities in expressive modes; understand multiple cultural perspectives on intellectual or artistic subjects; effectively present ideas orally; conceive and complete project-based work.
Arrive Paris/Charles de Gaulle, June 1, travel to Paris
Depart Paris June 17, travel to Charles de Gaulle
Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from the course.
Students will stay at the MIJE Residence, 6 rue de fourcy, which is two blocks from the Seine and one block from Metro Saint Paul in the Marais.
Program Cost and Additional Expenses
Hampshire program fee is approximately $2,300. The program fee covers the following for the full 3 weeks of the program: tuition/workshops; all cameras, equipment, and film; film processing and supplies; accommodation; local transportation; some group meals; faculty director expenses; local activities; and orientation costs.
NOT included in the program fee are the following expenses: airfare (approx. $900), additional meals ($300), passport expenses, transportation to and from U.S. airport, and personal expenses. Total additional expenses: approximately $1,500.
HOW TO APPLY
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2013
All short-term applications are due to the global education office by 4:30 p.m. on the application deadline. Applications can be found in the global education office or can be downloaded from this page. A non-refundable deposit of $500 (credited to the program cost) will be due April 1 to the GEO in order to reserve your place in the program.
Students who receive need-based financial aid from Hampshire College are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the global education office to offset the program fee. Students are expected to cover all additional expenses, including airfare. Awards vary from year to year and are dependent on the number of applicants and the amount of aid available. Eligibility for financial assistance does not guarantee that aid will be awarded. Please indicate your eligibility and desire to apply on your application form.
Questions about the application process or financial aid should be directed to Heather St. Germaine in the global education office at firstname.lastname@example.org or x5542.
Questions regarding the academic content or itinerary should be directed to Baba Hillman at email@example.com.
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