1 = Assignment 5: The Bolex Long Take
The simplicity of the Long Take was refreshing, as was the ability to simply walk around campus in search of good shooting locations.
2 = Assignment 1: Cameraless Filmmaking
Arguably the most physical of all the assignments we undertook, I was pleased that a great deal of flexibility was allowed in what we could actually do to the film strips. More of that (perhaps no restrictions whatsoever) could make for a fun project.
3 = Assignment 2: Rhythmic Editing
To be quite frank, I’m not terribly entertained by the process of editing film via computer programs, which was a major aspect of this assignment.
4 = Assignment 4: Creative Crowdsourcing
I would have been more interested in an assignment in which we outsourced some kind of work to individuals outside of class.
5 = Assignment 6: 3D Anaglyph
This assignment was somewhat confusing, and there wasn’t enough time for my group to set up and shoot it properly, leading to a rushed and flawed production.
6 = Assignment 3: Multiplane Animation
As someone who has dabbled in stop-motion in the past, I was disappointed that stop-motion was primarily focused upon in regards to our actual application of it; I understand that as a production course, 6x1 can’t maintain a long discussion of stop-motion’s history or qualities, but a tad bit more of that would have been nice. Furthermore, there was so little time to shoot the project; stop-motion, more than any other technique we utilized, is a particularly time-consuming process that requires great care.