It offers an introductory exploration into the moving image as an art form. Covers the fundamental technical and aesthetic aspects of contemporary video production. Emphasizes personal, experimental works from an individual point of view. Analysis of projects is directed toward the development of a personal voice.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Describe several representative video works and how they reflect technological, political, and critical issues as demonstrated by referring to them in class discussions, critiques, and reflection essays;
- Illustrate several trends in contemporary video practice as demonstrated by referring to them in class discussions, critiques, and reflection essays;
- Produce short videos that demonstrate fluency with visual storytelling and fundamental video production skills (including camerawork, lighting, sound recording, picture editing, sound editing, time-based effects) as evidenced by completing work on three independent video production projects;
- Perform as a productive member of a creative team by participating in a collaborative video project (on a topic to be agreed upon between your instructor and project team) as evidenced by the effective application of visual language and video production techniques during the course of the project;
- Set, track, and reflect on personal learning goals related to video production as demonstrated by self- assessments and reflection essays.
By focusing on these five objectives, you will establish a foundation of video fluency, develop your ability to analyze the moving image, enhance your conceptual thinking skills, and be prepared for subsequent courses and co-op positions that require the ability to conceive, plan, shoot, edit, finish, and distribute short videos.