This workshop seeks to engage people, both through theory and practice, with the film archive as a key public space of the digital world. Focusing on the publicly available collection of Archive.org, the course offers the basic training needed to access and legally download footage, as well as elementary editing skills that will allow students to create their own pieces. Through lecture and tutored editing, the course gives people the tools to make active use of images and empowers them to challenge their position as mere passive receptors of information. The final week is devoted to screening student works.
Instructor: Enrique Fibla Gutiérrez holds a B.A. in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Autónoma Barcelona and is currently finishing an M.A. in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State. His writing has appeared in the digital magazines FronteraD, Miradas de Cine and Filmin, and he has served as a producer and programmer for the short-film festival Curt Ficcions. He is also a researcher for the Doc Film Institute at SFSU and co-founder of the collective filmed correspondence project Pigeonrenga.
Location and time: Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St. (near Columbus and Grant). Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 9-May 14. Information may change. See UOTC.org or Meetup.com/uotcsf before attending first class.