Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

200. Introduction to Film Techniques. (2). (HU).

This course is required for concentrators in the Program in Film and Video Studies and is designed to give students a basic intellectual understanding of film techniques and how they are used to create individual works of film art. Techniques demonstrated and discussed include lighting, lighting effects, cameras, lenses and lens effects, color, film stocks and processing effects, camera angles, special effects and sound. On the completion of this course students should have the necessary technical knowledge for esthetic analysis of film. The structure of the course is a combination of lecture, discussion, live technical demonstration, and slides and video tapes specially created for the course. There will be pertinent assigned readings, three short projects, and a final examination. (Kirkpatrick)

236/Hist. of Art 236/Eng. Hums. 236. The Art of the Film. (4). (HU). A fee is assessed to help defray the costs of film rentals.

This course examines through lectures, demonstrations, and discussions the psychological dramatic effects of various film elements (e.g., camera movement,, editing, acting, sound, and special effects). Each week we view two films which make outstanding use of one of these basic techniques. The technological and artistic history of film from its beginning through the early years of sound is also emphasized. During the Friday recitations we discuss the meaning of the week's films as well as the techniques employed. We also write five short exercises, a ten-page analysis of a current movie, and a final exam. A lab fee is assessed to help pay for film rentals. (Cohen)

399. Independent Study. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Directed research under supervision of a faculty member associated with the Program in Film/Video Studies. For more information, contact the Film and Video Studies Office (764-0417).

Other Film-Video Courses.

The following are offered during Fall Term, 1982, and are among those which can be used as part of a concentration plan in Film-Video Studies:
American Culture 490, History of the American Film;
Communication 220, Introduction to Film;
English 411, Art of the Film; English 412, Major Directors;
English 413, Studies in Film Genre;
German 330, German Cinama from Caligari to the Present; and
History of Art 510/Psychology 406/Art 510, Perception and Expression.

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