Experimental Documentary (FV4314.01)

Kate Purdie

This intermediate moving image course will explore experimentation in form and content in non-fiction moving image.  From the earliest experiments in actualities by the Lumiere brothers to the recent homage project “Labour in a Single Shot” including autobiography, memoir, and even recreations, experimental documentaries acknowledge the fact that the very process of moving image making implies the hand of the artist in its construction.  The objective lens of the camera meets the subjective mind of the maker. The class includes screenings and projects that address documentary forms from cinema verite to collage, image manipulation, installation, and live and recorded sound score. We’ll screen work on subjects from political and social issues to questions about image representation and the reliability of narrators.  Students will be expected to create a series of projects and to experiment with the ways non-fiction moving image can be presented.

Prerequisites: Intro to Video or Intro to Video Art
Credits: 4
W 10:10am - 12:00pm; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Film and Video, Four Credit, Kate Purdie, Wednesday Afternoons, Wednesday Mornings, and tagged , , , .