Introduction to Video (Production Tech Intensive) (FV2311.02)

Mariam Ghani

This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in video and the language of film form. Because of the unique circumstances this term, this iteration of Introduction to Video will be open to a larger number of students, who will then be broken up into smaller “production crews.” Each crew will be required to attend a technical intensive, during which they will be issued with and instructed on how to use introductory equipment kits. Students will work with their crew to complete exercises exploring dimensions of cinematography, mise-en-scène, lighting, and sound design. Meanwhile, individual assignments will introduce them to the basics of editing. A range of screenings will encourage formal experimentation by drawing on the energy, intensity and criticality of avant-garde film and contemporary video art practices. Final, self-directed projects will serve as the culmination of the course. Please note that if we are unable to access College equipment and facilities during the second seven weeks of term, this course may be substituted by an Introduction to Video (Appropriation and Archival) course, which will focus primarily on creating projects with existing and archival footage, emphasizing post-production rather than production skills. In that case, we will offer a production intensive in a later term.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Corequisites: Students, especially first-year students, are strongly recommended to enroll in the 2-credit, 2000 level course Mass Affect: Media Culture & Theory in the first 7 weeks if they wish to take the Intro to Video Tech Intensive in the second 7 weeks.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 8:30AM-12:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 21
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Film and Video , Visual Arts (VA)
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