Introduction to the Moving Image (FV2175.01)

Warren Cockerham

This course teaches techniques fundamental to the craft of moving image creation, including cinematography, lighting, sound recording, and editing. It also provides a conceptual framework for video as an art medium. Students will build individual technical skills while developing an aesthetic vocabulary based on medium-specific audiovisual qualities. Throughout the term we will screen a broad range of examples 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, linear and nonlinear structures, abstraction and representation. We’ll spend equal time on the technical skills and the creative possibilities of sound and image editing.

Corequisite: Bi-weekly lab Monday 1-2pm beginning the 2nd week.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Film and Video, Warren Cockerham.