Academic Catalog


Course Code: 6430452
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-1)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Music And Fine Arts
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MEHMET AL UYSAL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Students will study and produce experimental films. An experimental film is a film that explores new ways of seeing, storytelling, shooting, editing. While it is the task of Documentary or fiction film, to observe or reenact reality, experimental film is not bound to reflect truly the surface of reality like a mirror. It is free to create a new reality, a piece of art open for all kind of interpretation by the audience.
In this course a wide range of films utilizing experimental modes are screened. Through the examination of cinematographic approaches across the various experimental films or experimental parts in conventional films students will get an idea of possible alternative ways of filmmaking.
Some hints to modern art and music will help to imagine other ways of audiovisual art. Beginning with alternative screenplay writing up to different ways of editing, students will explore step-by-step experimental worlds. They will develop, shoot and edit short experimental films.