Introduction to Video (FV2303.01)

Sara Magenheimer

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 stakes in the medium. Please note that this course will require additional materials to be purchased by the student.

Corequisite Lab session: First 7 Fridays from 10:10am – 12:00pm

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
Th 8:20am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Film and Video, Sara Magenheimer.