Introduction to Video (FV2303.01)

Karthik Pandian
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This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in video and the language of film form. Drawing on the energy, intensity and criticality of avant-garde film and contemporary video art practices, students will complete a series of projects exploring dimensions of cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound design before producing a final self-determined project. Concepts crucial to time-based media such as apparatus, montage and identification will be introduced through screenings, discussions and texts by a diverse range of artists, filmmakers, and theorists. Emphasis on technical instruction, formal experimentation, and critical vocabulary is balanced in order to give students a footing from which to find their own stakes in the medium.

Corequisite Lab session: First 7 Fridays from 10:10am – 12:00pm

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 6:00pm; F 10:10am - 12:00pm (lab session, first seven Fridays)
Maximum Enrollment: 13
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Film and Video, Four Credit, Karthik Pandian, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings.