SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Section: 004 City Journals and the Camera
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 290 with a minimum grade of C- or better, and a declared major in Screen Arts and Cultures.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines and considers the possibilities of the photographic essay in contemporary media practice. Beginning with a historical look at American photography and serial image making in fine art and popular contexts, student will then develop their own visual essays employing a number of technologies both analog and digital. In broad terms, the starting point for subjects will be "the city" and the myriad ways in which it has been typically depicted and how that vocabulary is shifting and evolving in the digital environment. Students will choose their own subject in an urban context and will research and produce a series of images in response to that research. The final project could be a time based media project wherein the photographs are animated in some way or they might be presented in some form of online setting. This course considers the aesthetic possibilities of the image as well as the various ways images can be presented. Students will be led through a series of technical workshops and will be expected to present project ideas and to contribute to class discussions and critiques.

Course Requirements:

Knowledge of Photoshop is ideal buy not essential.

Intended Audience:

Students interested in the photographic image; cinematography; design and documentary practice.

Class Format:

Lecture; discussion; workshops; presentation.

SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 2:00PM
004 (LEC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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