This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in video and the language of film. This course will draw on the energy of avant-garde film and contemporary video art practices while providing a fundamental base of concepts in time-based media, introduced through screenings, discussions and texts by a diverse range of artists, filmmakers, and theorists. In-person technical workshops in video production will precede broad access to introductory-level Film/Video equipment for the production of individual projects. 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.
Across this term, students will:
- complete technical exercises and assigned projects that encourage them to explore various aspects of cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing and sound design;
- become more proficient in the use of cameras, lighting, sound equipment, and editing software through technical workshops, demos, and practical application;
- be introduced to concepts crucial to time-based media through screenings and texts by a diverse range of artists, filmmakers, and theorists;
- develop the vocabulary to critique each other’s work and to discuss contemporary moving image art;
- produce a final project of their own design, after meeting with the instructor to discuss their final project proposal.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every Term
Categories: Film and Video , Fully In-Person , All courses