Introduction to Video (FV2303.01)

Jen Liu

This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in video and the language of film form. Drawing on the energy, intensity and criticality of avant-garde film and contemporary video art practices, students will complete a series of projects exploring dimensions of cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound design before producing a final self-determined project. Concepts crucial to time-based media such as apparatus, montage and identification will be introduced through screenings, discussions and texts by a diverse range of artists, filmmakers, and theorists. Emphasis on technical instruction, formal experimentation, and critical vocabulary is balanced in order to give students a footing from which to find their own voice in the medium.

Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge of basic camera and sound recording equipment operation
Technical and conceptual knowledge of editing software, editing processes and well organized work-flow
Become acquainted with a variety of film grammars, montage, and ways of associating sound and moving images as well as experimental processes
Understand how to plan a production from initial steps to execution
Devise collective support structures for the production of moving image works
Develop descriptive and critical skills relevant to film and video

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Film and Video , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Visual Arts (VA)