Presented By: Office for the Arts (OFA) Dance Program, Master Class Series and Theater, Dance & Media
PRACTICAL THEORY FOR FILMING MOVEMENT, LIGHT, AND SPACE
Joe Turner Lin, filmmaker and founder of Outside The Frame, a New York-based production company, will introduce the language of film, and the practical aspects of capturing movement. In a world where everyone has a film camera and movie theater in his or her pocket, how can we learn to better map our 3-dimensional stories to a 2-dimensional medium? The class will begin with a discussion on the language of film: how film does—and doesn't—relate to our spatial reality, and how we learned to interpret the grammar of cinema as viewers. It will progress into more practical solutions and visualizations for articulating movement and space, and wrap up with Q&A.
This class is free and open to the public. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required to reserve your seat.
About Joe Turner Lin
Based in New York City, Joe Turner Lin is the founder and a principal of Outside The Frame, a commercial production company. Joe has directed numerous spots for clients such as Neiman Marcus, Fossil, Revlon, The Wall Street Journal and the Food Network. His most recent commercial, a television spot for The Princeton Review, is currently airing nationally.
Joe’s narrative work includes the Student Academy Award-winning short Jesus Henry Christ, for which he received the Arthur Krim Award, HBO’s Development Award, and Best Producer awards. His directing debut, Seibutsu (Still: Life), was nominated for a Student Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at both the San Diego Asian International Film Festival and Chinese-American Festival of Film. His most recent short narrative project, Promised Land, was developed and produced with a grant from PBS/ITVS for season 4 of the online series FutureStates, and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Joe holds a B.A. in Film Studies and a M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University.
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