Let Movies Inspire Your Photography: Part I
© Edward Ratliff
ONLINE COURSE
 

Let Movies Inspire Your Photography: Part I

Dates: Wednesdays, Jun 8–Jul 13, 2022
Time: 12–2:30pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $495
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Examining the work of filmmakers can be eye-opening for photographers. This class will help you improve your compositional skills and deepen your work through a visual study of a wide range of movies. 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.

 

 
As a photographer, I had many stories to tell but I didn't know how to evolve from photo-taker to storyteller. Anja generously shared her experience and through weekly assignments and her constructive critiques, she gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed. I'll always value her guidance as a turning point in my photography career.
—Jennifer (Monaco)
I wanted to thank you again for sharing your wisdom and your insightful thoughts with me these past ten weeks. I really enjoyed the structure you created for the class. It was also such a nice group of people — everyone was very supportive.
—Karyn (New York City)


Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger

Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, private photography consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive online classes. Anja studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP General Studies full-time program) in New York, where she is now on the faculty. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, and published internationally in magazines and books. She has received numerous grants, including “Swing Space” from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and has completed residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw and Beijing. Anja enjoys teaching students from different nationalities, and has several years of experience in teaching live online photography classes, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, and China. 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 composer, filmmaker, designer, and multi-disciplinary artist.

As a composer and performer, he has led bands in Europe and Asia and throughout New York City and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on HBO, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Hulu, the Discovery Channel, 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).

Edward is a designer who works in both print and digital — developing websites and designing books and other printed material for clients ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to individual artists. His film and video work has been exhibited in festivals internationally, and he has studied film devotedly for decades.

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