The Cultivation of the Creative Spirit Through Film
3/20-5/1 (6 weeks)
Six video lectures with supplemental materials and discussion forums. New materials are released every Friday for the duration of the course, and students can go at their own pace throughout the week.
About the Course:
This is the "Anti-Film-School Film Course." Designed for filmmakers, film lovers, and creators in any artistic medium, this unique course will delve into the poetic nature of cinema. After all, some of the most important cinematic knowledge isn't taught in film school. Surprisingly, this isn’t because such wisdom is hidden away in dark, shadowy temples for only the filmmaking elite to unveil. It is, in fact, available in plain sight for all to behold! Yet most remain unaware of the existence of such profound artistic knowledge simply because they haven’t been taught how to shift their creative perspective. Consider this course the skeleton key to unlocking that glorious, cinematic wisdom. We will deconstruct the limited cinematic paradigm that has been constructed around us, allowing us to discover inspiration in a fresh, new perspective.
About the Instructor:
Courtney Sell is a prolific filmmaker and writer recognized for his critically acclaimed documentary and experimental films. His vast filmography has been screened around the world, featured in such publications as Newsweek and Filmmaker Magazine, archived at the New York Film-makers Coop and he is the first filmmaker ever to have his body of cinematic work archived at the historic Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. He is the author of “Filming the Formless - stories of creative and spiritual growth from a once down-and-out filmmaker” regarding his “cinematic shift of consciousness” and a collection of his earliest documentaries was recently released on VOD. Sell’s work is deeply inspired by his interest in esoteric literature, high magick, astral projection, ancient philosophy and through his personal spiritual practices, Sell creates new material daily. Sell’s new book “Cultivating the Creative Spirit through Film” is due out this spring. He currently resides in Hollywood, California,