Let Movies Inspire Your Photography, Part 2
© Anja Hitzenberger
ONLINE COURSE
 

Let Movies Inspire Your Photography, Part 2

Dates: Fridays, Feb 3–Mar 10, 2023
Time: 2–4pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $495
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This continuation of our popular class on the movies is for all photographers, whether you took Part 1 or not — examining the work of filmmakers can be eye-opening for photographers. Through a visual study of a wide range of movies, students will improve their compositional skills and deepen their work. We’ll view and analyze film clips from movies throughout history and from around the world — from France and Italy, to 60s American Noir, Hong Kong action, contemporary films, old black and white, and more. Our group discussion will cover different visual styles and approaches, directors, cinematographers, editing, and story-telling modes. Through weekly assignments students will learn to see cinematically in a way that can enrich their work, whether they are shooting stills or video.

 

 
Thank you both very much for a great course. I loved watching the movie clips and seeing students' interpretation through your talented guidance. See you again soon!
—Ilene (New York City)
I wanted to thank you for all of your expertise and advice! You certainly helped move my photography to a much more authentic and insightful level and your endless support and encouragement keep those creative wheels turning and my photographic passions burning.
—Glen (Toronto)


Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive, an educational platform that offers live online photography classes and more to people around the world. Anja studied in the Creative Practice full-time program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, and has been on the faculty there since 2009. She is dedicated to working with people from different cultures across the globe.


Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her photography has been published internationally and is a part of both private and institutional collections, including the International Center of Photography. She has received numerous artistic grants and has been awarded residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and Tainan (Taiwan). A focus of her activities has been working with live performance, including producing a multimedia piece that toured in New York City, Austria, and Korea.

Anja has been teaching live online photography classes since 2015, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, China, and Taiwan. Originally from Salzburg, Austria, she divides her time between New York and Vienna.

Anja teaches visual storytelling, environmental portraits, critique groups, and how movies can inspire your photography for StrudelmediaLive.

Edward Ratliff
photo by Anja Hitzenberger
Edward Ratliff

Edward Ratliff is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. In the visual realm, he’s a graphic designer who works in print and digital media with clients ranging from individual artists to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His film, video, and installation work has been exhibited internationally.

As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, he’s led bands in clubs, theaters, and festivals across New York City and in Europe and Asia, and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on Netflix, HBO, Nickelodeon, Hulu, PBS, and more — everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra. He “is best known for making richly cinematic music that captures New York City’s momentum and diversity” (The Wall Street Journal) and has been called “a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player” (The New York Times).

Edward teaches movies as inspiration and using InDesign to create zines and books for StrudelmediaLive.