This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in moving image and sound. As this course highlights possibilities and experiences in time-based media, there will be intentional emphasis on sound and image pairings- including their separations and unifications. For instance, there will be at least one project where imageless films (or sound only projects) are constructed with cinematic experiences in mind. We will attempt to equalize the common order of working with visual language first, then supplementing sound as an afterthought. We will investigate how sound functions as a means to direct the eye and expand off screen space in the experience of cinema, amongst many additional inquiries.
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.
This course is suitable both for students who are new to the medium as well as those who may have already taken Introduction to Video but could benefit from increasing their exposure to sound in relation to image.
Students who have not taken Introduction to Video previously are encouraged to keep the first seven Fridays from 10:10am -12:00pm free for an optional technical lab session.