And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There is so much we can do in the realm of cameraless filmmaking that a semester (much less, six weeks) couldn't possibly cover the territory.
But to arouse your imaginations further, below is another example of film manipuation, inspired by Roger Beebe's TBTX Dance .
This example shows how we can print images (using a standard desktop printer) directly onto clear leader.
First, it helps to have a template that perfectly represents the dimensions of the clear leader on which we will print (in this case 16mm leader).
Print out the template and tape 16mm clear leader, so that the sprocket holes of the film match up with the black sprocket holes on the template.
Then, take the template FILE into Photoshop or some other digital image creating program and superimpose a series of images (I have used vector shapes) within the sprocket holes. Save this as a SECOND file.
Next, take your template with the clear leader filmstrips taped to it and print the second file (the one with the repetative images) onto the template with the filmstrips.
Splice those clear leader strips together, load them into the projector and you're ready to go. See example of projected image, below:
Another movie example:
And a bit of the filmstrip from which the film was created:
To get a filmstrip animation template, CLICK HERE. This pdf document can be printed out and also opened in Photoshop.