Experimental Moving Image
- Level(s) of Study: Short course
- Start Date(s): 18 January 2024
- Duration: Thursdays 6 – 8.30 pm, five weeks
- Study Mode(s): Short course
- Campus: City Campus
Moving image is everywhere, from short films to video art and from experimental music videos to animation.
On this practical course, you’ll learn creative approaches to making expressive moving image works including essay films, using archive footage, aesthetic decisions in editing and utilising colorised blending effects.
Focusing on materiality, form and emotion, you'll use the world around you as inspiration to create short moving image works with a contemporary art focus.
Suitable for a complete beginner or anyone who has created video content before, this technical course will help you to develop your own creative voice to make visually interesting moving images.
There’ll be lots of opportunities for experimenting, exploration and risk taking so that you can confidently communicate your ideas through moving image.
You’ll use cameras and digital editing equipment to create a self-directed moving image project and, if you’re feeling brave, you can submit your work to short film festivals at the end of the course.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a better understanding of how to create experimental moving images, and how to apply your ideas using a range of different digital processes from production to editing.
You’ll have generated unique moving image content and have plenty of experiments to add to your portfolio and continue exploring the process further.
How you’re taught
This is a practical course taught in person on Nottingham Trent University city campus.
Claire Davies is an artist who makes moving image, objects, sound, installation, and performance pieces.
Claire is also the Senior Technician in moving image for the fine art department at Nottingham Trent University.
She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and went on to co-found and co-direct Rhubaba Gallery Studios in Edinburgh.
Claire is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Artists’ Film and Moving Image at Goldsmiths University of London.
She has shown work internationally across art exhibitions and film festivals including; Channel 4’s Random Acts Commission, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Alchemy Film Festival, TCBTV at Somerset House in London and Radiophrenia Project at CCA in Glasgow.
Claire has also had a solo exhibition The Valley of Lost Things at Two Queens in Leicester.
You can view Claire's artwork here: www.clairedavies.info
Please bring with you to the first session:
- any moving image content you have found or made (small unedited clips that intrigue you)
- any web links to footage that inspires you (because there are many nuances of using other footage as part of your own content, such as stock footage/reappropriating Youtube content/well-know TV shows or films etc, your tutor will advise you on whether they will be appropriate to use in your work during the course)
- a notepad and pen
- a USB stick.
Campus and facilities
You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You’ll find collaborative working spaces and studios with comprehensive computer suites equipped with software for editing video.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Entry requirement: You should be confident in basic computer skills such as saving files and other basic functions.
No previous video-making experience is required.
You must be over the age of 18 to attend this course.