Introduction to Video (FV2303.02, section 2)

Ilana Harris-Babou

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.

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Film and Video, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Ilana Harris-Babou.