Elements in Video: Simplicity of Method (FV2314.01)

Jen Liu

This production course is designed to get students producing video immediately: we will look at basic techniques with an emphasis on simple and self-devised methods of media production, efficient approaches to lighting and sound, and emphasize quick turnover time to create a great amount of work in a relatively short period of time. The course will address hybrid methods such as video installation, found and mixed footage, durational performance and feedback loops (video about video), and less orthodox methods of video production that intersect with mediums such as abstract animation and sculpture.  This course will also be built on the history of video art and self-produced film as a history of experimentation through simplicity: from earlier films for carnival crowds through early Portapak video works, Cinéma Vérité to Dogme 95, phone-shot shorts and features.

Learning Outcomes:
+Know basic camera and sound recording equipment operation
+Become acquainted with a variety of film grammars, montage, and ways of
associating sound and moving images, especially through experimental processes
+Develop descriptive and critical skills relevant to film and video
+Develop knowledge of a history of experimental approaches to video art and film

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Film and Video , Four Credit , Fully In-Person