Let Movies Inspire Your Photography: Part I
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. This round of this class is Part I, with completely different clips and assignments from Part II.
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 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.