Introduction to Video (FV2303.02)

Kate Purdie

This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in video and the language of film form. Throughout the term we will screen a broad range of film and video works of genres both familiar and perhaps alien. We will address ideas and techniques spanning storytelling and non-narrative approaches, fiction and nonfiction, abstraction and representation. Students will complete a series of projects exploring dimensions of cinematography, mise-en-scène, video art, archives, montage editing and sound design before producing a final self-determined project. 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
W 10:10am - 12:00pm; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 10:10am - 12:00pm (lab, first seven Fridays)
Maximum Enrollment: 13
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Film and Video, Four Credit, Kate Purdie, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Wednesday Afternoons, Wednesday Mornings, and tagged , , , , , .