SAC 190 - First-Year Film Seminar
Section: 001 The Ann Arbor Film Festival and Experimental Media
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The Ann Arbor Film Festival, now in its 56th year, is one of the oldest and most-respected experimental film festivals. This course will explore experimental film and media, and study the AAFF’s history and its adventurous, experimental spirit.

Course Requirements:

Course work will include short media production projects based on experimentation with 16mm film, edited digitally (30%), response papers to the Festival in March (20%), a presentation and paper based on archival research at the Bentley Historical Library (25%), and other very short assignments and class participation (25%). Students will be required to attend at least one screening of the Ann Arbor Film Festival in March.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for students interested in media production and in the culture of film festivals. First and foremost: An open mind and a spirit of exploration are required for this course. Though it is certainly relevant, students are NOT required to have a background in experimental film production or history.

Class Format:

The course will meet twice per week for two hours per class meeting.

SAC 190 - First-Year Film Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
18Enrollment Management
MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (SEM)
3Enrollment Management
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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