One of my favorite projects of the semester was film painting. I feel like it was so interesting because there were so many different techniques that we learned; such as rayograms, magazine transfers, drawing, scratching, and painting. Capturing our images and learning how to use and optical printer could also be a topic we could cover in advanced 6X1. I would also like to learn more about the photoshop version of painting on film, and for our final painting on film project have a combination of the two. In advanced 6X1 we would definitely spend a lot more time painting on film and rayograming.
Another subject I would like to build on would be the stop animation projects. In Advanced 6X1, before the stop animation shoot day, you would have to turn in a storyboard and post on your blog an idea of what you were trying to accomplish. It would also be interesting to explore different techniques involved with stop animation such as learning how to sync the actions of the characters and their frame rate with music to a song.
Working with the old style of cameras, like the bolex and bauer cameras, was also very interesting. If we could have explored more ways for us to learn about how to use those cameras like loading the bauer camera, and the different components of them. Everyone liked using those cameras and especially the look of the image they produced. It might also be fun to extend the bolex one shot project to having each member of the group create their own one shot and combining them all together for the final product.
Since the regular 6X1 would be a pre-requisite to advanced 6X1 we should just build on all the different things we learned in regular 6X1. Since 6X1 celebrates the different modes of the one minute film we should explore more ways film could be an event. The video race was a really fun idea, and I think a few of those should happen throughout the semester as pop quiz's. We could also come up with different ways view films, like they learn in the experimental film class. All in all I would just like to learn more, and go further into the things we had already learned. It's hard to think of new and different ideas for advanced 6X1 since my only experience with this genera of film was completely new to me.