CAMRA LABS SPRING 2018
Working with Sound: Ideas and Techniques for Multimodal Projects
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30-8:00pm
This workshop is a follow-up to the one we had in the Fall (although it’s not necessary for you to have attended it). In this workshop we will: 1) record sound, 2) clean up sound clips in audacity, and 3) edit and mix tracks in Hindenburg (or another program of choice). We will also have a Q&A/discussion.
February 23-24, GSE and Annenberg
A Collaboration between GSE’s Ethnography of Education Forum and CAMRA’s Screening Scholarship Media Festival
Making Audiovisual Arguments in Ethnomusicology
CAMRA Members’ Works-in-Progress Screenings (Juan Castrillón)
Tuesday, February 27th, 5:15pm
Department of Music, Lerner Center, Room 101
~KIRANIA (Long Clarinets), and PAMI KIRAMI (Long House) are two short film projects of Juan Castrillón's ongoing fieldwork. The first shows how a pair of long clarinets is made within an indigenous group at the Northwestern Amazon in Colombia, and the second film addresses the process of building a distinct place for music performance after 45 years of its absence. The multimodal process of making a film without silencing fieldwork dynamics from the postproduction emerges as a vibrant platform where debates in ethnomusicology are called to acquire a creative role. A role in which indigenous and non-indigenous audiovisual perspectives assemble each other within cinematic contours. From this light, films authored by ethnomusicologists come to represent their assumptions about the realities they study, rather than been documents acting in themselves as transparent glances to the life of the people researchers study with. The presentation combines a lecture and workshop style in which Castrillón introduces and analyzes some sequences of the aforementioned films, along with the discussion about how film editing and narrative styles connect with his dissertation.
Screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen and Artist Talk with Arístides Falcón-Paradí
Friday, March 23rd 5-7pm
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), 118 S. 36th Street
Making Sweet Tea Rough Cut
CAMRA Members’ Works-in-Progress Screenings (John L. Jackson, Jr. & Nora Gross)
CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED FOR LATE SPRING
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street
Making Sweet Tea, a feature-length experimental/ethnographic documentary, follows the personal and scholarly trajectory of researcher and performer E. Patrick Johnson, who has spent a decade investigating the lives a gay Black men from the South. The film tells the rich and complex stories of several gay Black Southerners alongside Johnson’s process of documenting and then performing these stories. Join us to screen a rough cut of the film and give us feedback!
Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:30-8:00pm
Join CAMRA members to explore various lighting options for documentary shoots and get some hands-on practice setting up and using lights.
Digital Society and the Politics of Youth in Guinea: Experiments in Digital Scholarship
CAMRA Members’ Works-in-Progress Screenings (Clovis Bergère)
Tuesday, April 10th, 6:30-8:30pm
This presentation focuses on the potential of various digital technologies including 360-degree immersive video, smartphones, digital point and shoots photography and DSLR cameras in conducting and sharing research with youth in Guinea. It reports on the questions raised and experiments with digital humanities conducted as part of a pilot in Conakry and Labé conducted in May 2017, a project that used these various research techniques in order to explore the specificities of the current political moment for Guinean youth.
Film Screening and End-of-Semester Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30-8:30pm
Come celebrate the end of a great year with CAMRA. Film TBA.