The latest editions of Extended Cinematics Workshops are:
Before the launch of these two workshops, Richard Douzjian will give an open-public talk on Extended Cinematics at Dawawine on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 18:00.
The advantage of an intensive workshop is that it offers participants maximum exposure to Extended Cinematics in a minimal timeframe. The workshops are also held in relatively controlled environments, favouring the participants’ assimilation of new and complex concepts in a more consistent manner.
All workshops have roughly the same structure of 3 phases:
Concise and condensed lectures introduce the participants to Semio-Linguistics, Film Semiotics, Architecture Semiotics, Narrative Structures in Film, and Extended Cinematics.
In teams of 2 or 3, participants analyse a film of their choice using Extended Cinematics’ Film-Architecture Analogy Derivation Diagram (FAADD) and extract Film Specific Properties (FSP).
Participants insert the extracted FSP into the FAADD and start transforming them one by one through analogical reasoning into their selected design topic’s Topic Specific architectonic Properties (TSP). Participants then synthesise the TSP and materialise them into their final architectural object. Thus finalising the transformation of their selected film into an architecture.
Open public presentations and exhibitions of the workshops’ results are always held at the end of each edition.