Intermediate Video: Migration and Landscape (FV4322.01)

Jen Liu

Intermediate Video is an in-person course, building on the technical skills introduced in Intro to Video.  Students will be expected to produce technical exercises, one short project assigned by the instructor, and one final project of their own design. Shorter assigned exercises will have specific technical constraints. These technical aspects of the course will be balanced with building a moving image discourse on the theme of time and memory, through readings, screenings, and discussions.   We will be looking particularly at contemporary video art and cinema that deal with themes of migration, landscape, and memory – diasporic identities on various shores.  We will pay close attention to the development of visual and aural compositional skills, color, value and rhythmic analysis, as well as editing structures and techniques – conventional and experimental.  Finally, we will be looking at works created for mainstream distribution (single-screen) as well as approaches in installation and hybrid platforming.

Learning Outcomes:
In this term, students will:
- build technical media production skills with an advanced tier of Cave equipment through in-class workshops and weekly exercises;
- further develop pre-production research + development and post-production editing skills;
- complete readings and screenings on the topic of time and memory - and write brief reading responses;
- develop critical analysis tools and aesthetic vocabulary for moving image video art and cinema through screenings, discussions, writing, and group critique;
- propose and produce significant moving image projects of their own devising.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Registration through email consent of the instructor (email:, factoring in Plan and term standing.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Film and Video , Four Credit , Fully In-Person