I'm teaching a Found Footage Workshop with artist Bradley Eros at Negtivland Motion Picture Lab in Ridgewood. This workshop focuses on the theory & practice of found footage filmmaking, emphasizing analog and digital methods and techniques as well as a philosophy of collage composition. Strategies will include elements of critique, homage, voyeurism, parody, deconstruction and fragmentation, as they relate to analog film artists such as Joseph Cornell & Bruce Conner; digital artists like Hito Steyerl and Soda Jerk; and hybrid artists like Peggy Ahwesh, Leslie Thornton, and Camille Henrot.
The Found Footage Workshop will be divided equally between screenings, discussion, and practical explorations. Each participant will be given a thumb drive of heterogeneous found footage as starting point, and they will produce their own investigations through a variety of manipulations and interventions using editing, re-filming, and projection processes.
More info: http://negativlandlab.com/foundfootage