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Introduction to iPhoneography



The iPhone has a powerful video and still camera that’s well suited to creating unique works of art. In this course, students will become acquainted with the growing world of iPhoneography and the culture that has developed from it. Apps will serve in place of textbooks: Students will be required to purchase a small suite of inexpensive photography apps (less than $10 total). Additional apps will be discussed but not be mandatory for purchase. Students will learn to export videos and photos from their iPhones and will make two 30-second short films (one of them stop-animation). Films will be viewed in class and discussed. We will also explore equipment, lenses, and framing techniques and discuss popular trends in photo-sharing apps, as well as venues where students can exhibit their work, both online and in galleries. Students must bring their own iPhones. No knowledge of editing software is necessary.

Ian McClerin is a North Carolina–born writer, director, and filmmaker. He graduated from the School of Filmmaking at UNC School of the Arts, where he studied under esteemed director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show). His short films have played at many film festivals and museums, including Slamdance, LA Mobile, the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts, and he has been a jury member at the RiverRun International Film Festival. He has produced material for a range of clients, including the Smithsonian Channel, the BBC, the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center at Duke University, the Junior League of Winston-Salem, and Cloud Imperium Games. He is currently producing his first feature film, i****you.


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