Intermediate Video: The Future (FV4397.01)

Jen Liu

Intermediate Video: The Future is an in-person course building on the technical skills introduced in Introduction to Video.  Students will be expected to produce technical exercises, as well as longer projects of their own design.  Technical aspects of the course will be balanced with building a moving image discourse on the theme of the future, through readings, screenings, and discussions.   In particular, we will look at contemporary video art and cinema that embrace the concept of future as collapse: emphasizing ecological crises, dissolution of national borders in the face of migratory flows, alongside rhythmic density in aesthetic and editing.  Accordingly, we will pay close attention to the development of visual and aural compositional skills, color, value and rhythmic analysis, and complex editing structures and techniques – conventional and experimental.  In addition to works for cinematic distribution (single-screen), this class will also look at installation and experimental platforming, online and otherwise.

Learning Outcomes:
In this term, students will:
- build technical media production skills with advanced Cave equipment through in-class workshops and weekly exercises;
- further develop pre-production research + development and post-production editing skills;
- complete readings and screenings 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: Introduction to Video. Contact faculty for registration:
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