Narrative Strategies

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FILMS-216

Narrative Strategies workshops are open to Film majors and artsits in all disciplines who are curious about narrative structures as an elastic form of art making. Film majors are required to take at least one Narrative Strategies workshop.

How do we tell stories? In this course we will examine what it means to use narrative as a tool for making our work. We will think about how artists have been creating narrative structures, from single images to linear narratives, speculative archives, databases and collections. Looking at different platforms for the organizing of temporal and spatial stories, including the single screen, media installation and the Internet, we will examine the structures of narrative around us, and in our own work through deeply looking at another work. Through looking closely, we will begin to understand what compels us as viewers, what and how we see differently in repeated viewings, what underlying narratives shape our perceptions.