Hi Fall Sixbyoners (and any curious observers)
Our first assignment involves painting, scratching, bleaching etc. 16mm film (i.e. film manipulation). I've included, below, an image of film sizes. It's good to think about these differences as we explore the idea of film manipulation. For example, if I make a mark with a sharpie on a 35mm frame and another mark with the same sharpie (same thickness) on an 8mm frame, the mark on the 8mm frame will take up a larger percentage of the frame and thus be projected as much thicker than the mark that is projected on the 35mm strip.
Needless to say, our choice of film stock size affects style and the amount of control we have over the frame. There's no ideal stock size. It just depends what you're going for.