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.