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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Film and Video Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


FILMVID 190. First-Year Film Seminar.

Section 001 Documentary Film and Community Cultures.

Instructor(s): Frank E Beaver (fbeaver@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

First-year seminar

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students will analyze film and video documentaries that have explored a variety of community issues, institutions, cultures, and people. Michigan-based documentarists will join the class from time to time to show and discuss their own community-oriented work. This Fall Term course is the first half of a two-term sequence, to be followed in Winter Term 2003 with a course in which interested students will continue and work on the actual production of documentaries centered on subjects of community interest.

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FILMVID 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Hardacker (hardacke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with a basic introduction to hands-on production in film, video, and television. Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production (from basic script form to directing to editing) are all covered, and the differences as well as the similarities of these three related media are explored.

Please note that the first class is located at the Argus Building which is located at 400 South 4th Street (Not 4th Avenue.)

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FILMVID 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s): Stashu Kybartas (skybar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with a basic introduction to hands-on production in film, video, and television. Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production (from basic script form to directing to editing) are all covered, and the differences as well as the similarities of these three related media are explored.

Please note that the first class is located at the Argus Building which is located at 400 South 4th Street (Not 4th Avenue.)

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FILMVID 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Section 005, 006.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Hardacker (hardacke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with a basic introduction to hands-on production in film, video, and television. Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production (from basic script form to directing to editing) are all covered, and the differences as well as the similarities of these three related media are explored.

Please note that the first class is located at the Argus Building which is located at 400 South 4th Street (Not 4th Avenue.)

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FILMVID 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Section 007, 008.

Instructor(s): Stashu Kybartas (skybar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with a basic introduction to hands-on production in film, video, and television. Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production (from basic script form to directing to editing) are all covered, and the differences as well as the similarities of these three related media are explored.

Please note that the first class is located at the Argus Building which is located at 400 South 4th Street (Not 4th Avenue.)

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FILMVID 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Section 009, 010.

Instructor(s): Terri Sarris (tsarris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide students with a basic introduction to hands-on production in film, video, and television. Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production (from basic script form to directing to editing) are all covered, and the differences as well as the similarities of these three related media are explored.

Please note that the first class is located at the Argus Building which is located at 400 South 4th Street (Not 4th Avenue.)

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FILMVID 236 / RCHUMS 236. The Art of the Film.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hubert I Cohen (hicohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Art of the Film examines the dramatic and psychological effects of the elements and techniques used in film making and television, and some of the salient developments in film's artistic and technological history. This course provides students with the basic tools and methods for film appreciation and study. Students write five two-page exercises, a seven-page analysis of a current movie, and a final exam.

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FILMVID 300. Filmmaking I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert W Rayher (rray@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the introductory 16mm motion picture production course. This laboratory-workshop course is designed to give students a solid understanding of how film techniques can be used to communicate ideas in narrative, documentary, and experimental expression. Working in small groups, students script, shoot, and edit exercises build around these three types of film. In creating their short motion pictures, students master master-shot/coverage procedures, screen direction and continuity, and artificial and available light shooting techniques. Lectures and exercise critiques engage students in theoretical/aesthetic discussions of the relationship between film idea and film form. Evaluation: production assignments, midterm test, final project. Text: Pincus and Ascher, Filmmaker's Handbook.

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FILMVID 300. Filmmaking I.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Robert W Rayher (rray@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is the introductory 16mm motion picture production course. This laboratory-workshop course is designed to give students a solid understanding of how film techniques can be used to communicate ideas in narrative, documentary, and experimental expression. Working in small groups, students script, shoot, and edit exercises build around these three types of film. In creating their short motion pictures, students master master-shot/coverage procedures, screen direction and continuity, and artificial and available light shooting techniques. Lectures and exercise critiques engage students in theoretical/aesthetic discussions of the relationship between film idea and film form. Evaluation: production assignments, midterm test, final project. Text: Pincus and Ascher, Filmmaker's Handbook.

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FILMVID 301. Video Art I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christopher E McNamara (mcnamart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to introduce students to the terminology, aesthetics, and methods of single-camera video production. Using Super-VHS video equipment, students will learn the techniques of single-camera production, including scripting, directing, shooting, and editing. Students work in small groups to design and produce video projects in a variety of styles such as short narrative and experimental documentary. Evaluation will be based on production projects and scripts, production journals, and participation in class discussion and critique. This course is designed to teach students to analyze the relationship between technique and content in video production and to allow students to explore the creative potential of the video medium. Limited to 20 students, with preference given to film and video concentrators.

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FILMVID 301. Video Art I.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Hardacker (hardacke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to introduce students to the terminology, aesthetics, and methods of single-camera video production. Using Super-VHS video equipment, students will learn the techniques of single-camera production, including scripting, directing, shooting, and editing. Students work in small groups to design and produce video projects in a variety of styles such as short narrative and experimental documentary. Evaluation will be based on production projects and scripts, production journals, and participation in class discussion and critique. This course is designed to teach students to analyze the relationship between technique and content in video production and to allow students to explore the creative potential of the video medium. Limited to 20 students, with preference given to film and video concentrators.

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FILMVID 302. Television Studio I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terri L Sarris (tsarris@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to introduce students to the terminology, aesthetics, and methods of multi-camera television studio production. Students will learn the techniques of multi-camera production, including scripting, directing, and practical operation of studio equipment and will gain hands-on experience in all studio crew positions. Students will be assigned a series of directing exercises with increasing complexity and will learn to direct various types of studio productions. Evaluation is based on completion of these studio projects, participation in studio and class critiques, short diagnostic quizzes, and one short paper. The goal of this course is to teach students to analyze the relationship between technique and content in the shaping of television programs.
The course will meet in LS&A Television Studio, located at 400 Fourth Street. Students should plan their schedules to allow for travel time.

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FILMVID 310. Screenwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terry J Lawson

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. Completion of the introductory composition requirement. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course teaches students to write a feature-length screenplay in acceptable format. Students will learn to develop an idea first into a written "concept," then into a "treatment," "step outline," and finally into a full script. The course will focus on such subjects as screenplay structure, plot and subplots, characterizations, shots, scene, sequence, dialogue, thinking visually, and soundtrack. Students will also learn the importance of rewriting their work. As part of the process, the class will study select screenplays, then view the films which were made from these scripts. Students will also read and discuss each other's work. Given this "workshop" approach, attendance is critical. Students can expect to write between five and ten pages a week.

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FILMVID 310. Screenwriting.

Section 002.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200. Completion of the introductory composition requirement. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course teaches students to write a feature-length screenplay in acceptable format. Students will learn to develop an idea first into a written "concept," then into a "treatment," "step outline," and finally into a full script. The course will focus on such subjects as screenplay structure, plot and subplots, characterizations, shots, scene, sequence, dialogue, thinking visually, and soundtrack. Students will also learn the importance of rewriting their work. As part of the process, the class will study select screenplays, then view the films which were made from these scripts. Students will also read and discuss each other's work. Given this "workshop" approach, attendance is critical. Students can expect to write between five and ten pages a week.

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FILMVID 311. Screenwriting for Television.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elaine M Loeser

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200 and completion of the composition requirement. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The students will write an episode of an existing one-hour television show selected by the instructor. The course covers the entire process of writing for television, from learning the structure and voice of the show, pitching stories for it, writing an extensive outline (or beat sheet) for the episode, and finally writing an authentic script in the proper format. The students are the "writer's room" for all scripts in process.

Requirements: At least two teleplays, and work at rewriting at least one of these. The class will read the teleplays and view multiple episodes of the shows being written by members of the class. Students will read and discuss each other's work. Students can expect to write the equivalent of ten pages a week.

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FILMVID 331(413) / ENGLISH 331. Film Genres and Types.

Section 001 Horror Films.

Instructor(s): Ira Konigsberg (ikonigsb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 230 or 236. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be elected for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on the horror film as a specific genre of motion picture, discussing a number of films from diverse perspectives. The class studies:

  1. the psychological impact of these films (why certain motifs continue to be popular and how they affect the viewer);
  2. their cinematic techniques (how directors use certain kinds of setting, lighting, shots, and editing to achieve particular effects);
  3. their cultural background (the history of certain character types and subject matter in fiction, poetry, and painting);
  4. their social background (variation and change according to the contemporary scene); and
  5. their place in the history of the genre.

These films are a starting point for an examination of what people fear and how they handle their fears through ritual, religion, and art. The class will view such classics of the genre as The Haunting, King Kong, Bride of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, Psycho, The Exorcist, Halloween, and Alien, while reading the novels, Castle of Otranto, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, and Dracula.

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FILMVID 340. Writing Film Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lucia Saks (lsaks@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 230 or 236. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is aimed at helping students write illuminating and stylistically engaging film criticism. Students will do this within the context of screening contemporary films and reading various types of critical writing in popular and academic criticism.

Course requirements: You will be required to submit seven film reviews of three to five pages in length. Two are to be revised and resubmitted for regrading. Students are expected to attend all classes and screenings and participate fully in discussing readings and reviews, as well as in leading discussion in certain classes.

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FILMVID 350. The History of American Film.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kristen M Whissel (kwhissel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is required for concentrators in the Program in Film and Video Studies, but is open to all students. The course will trace the history of American film from the earliest days of the kinematograph and the Nickelodeon to movies in the age of video, with concerns both for the contributions of individual filmmakers as well as the determining contexts of modes of production and distribution. The primary emphasis will be on the Hollywood narrative film, but some attention will be paid to independent cinema movements. The course aims to develop a sense of the continuing evolution of American film, in its internal development, in its incorporation of new technologies, and in its responses to other national cinemas. Films by the following directors, among others, will be screened: D.W. Griffith, King Vidor, Buster Keaton, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Blake Edwards, and John Cassavetes. Students will attend three hours of lectures and discussion as well as view two or three hours of film each week. They will write a series of short papers and take a midterm and final examination.

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FILMVID 366. Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture.

Section 001 New Media Studies.

Instructor(s): Sheila Murphy (scmurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/filmvid/366/001.nsf

This course will explore the cultural, political, and economic implications of new (i.e., digital) media technologies. Focused readings will provide a foundation for class discussions and will be supplemented by in-class screenings of contemporary films that engage issues of technology. The purpose of this course is to critically and thoughtfully interrogate the impact and consequences of new media technologies, with a concentration on the following thematic areas: (1) the "character" of technologies; (2) how new media shape human consciousness and cognition; (3) the role of the body and definitiond of what is "human"; and (4) identity, community, and digital culture.

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FILMVID 370. Television History.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bambi L Haggins (bhaggins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course traces the development of television from the medium's historical, industrial, and technological roots in radio to the advent of new audiences, technologies, and forms in the 1990s. Addressing television as a global phenomenon, we will investigate television's institutions, structures, and programming from various perspectives in order to understand television's role in mass culture of the late twentieth century.

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FILMVID 400. Filmmaking II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert W Rayher (rray@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 300 or equivalent experience in filmmaking and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an advanced 16mm motion picture production course. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with dramatic film production from interpreting the screenplay through shooting, editing, and post-production. The relationship of these activities to aesthetic development being the fundament of the course, and the basis of its connection to film studies. You will have access to a state-of-the-art Panaflex 16mm camera in addition to standard production equipment. Students work in small groups to produce a substantial sync-sound final project, as well as participating in a large in-class dramatic production (collaboration with Theater and Drama students). Evaluation: participation in in-class projects, production assignments, final project. Text: Pincus and Ascher, Filmmaker's Handbook.

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FILMVID 401. Video Art II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stashu Kybartas (skybar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 301 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course covers various production strategies and concerns: building rhythm and structure, creative use of sound and its relationship to image, realizing non-linear narrative, experimental use of lighting, conceiving and distributing video in ways other than single-channel, and sociopolitical issues around representation. It aims to help students realize their own voices in independent videomaking within the historical context of Video Art. A/B roll editing with digital effects and various computer editing software including the AVID and Premiere will be covered. Evaluation is based on projects, reading and writing assignment, and class participation.

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FILMVID 405. Computer Animation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christopher E McNamara (mcnamart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This animation course will investigate and exercise the basic concepts of Macromedia Director. It is a hands-on beginning level course that will explore the mechanics of computer generated 2-D animation, including the integration of sound, motion, and basic interactive programming. Fundamentals of the perception of motion over time, rotoscoping, storyboarding, and final output options of finished animations. Students should have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh illustration and paint programs.

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FILMVID 405. Computer Animation I.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Christopher E McNamara (mcnamart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 200, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This animation course will investigate and exercise the basic concepts of Macromedia Director. It is a hands-on beginning level course that will explore the mechanics of computer generated 2-D animation, including the integration of sound, motion, and basic interactive programming. Fundamentals of the perception of motion over time, rotoscoping, storyboarding, and final output options of finished animations. Students should have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh illustration and paint programs.

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FILMVID 410. Screenwriting II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James S Burnstein (jimburn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 310. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students will learn to cast a critical eye on their own first drafts by analyzing other class members' screenplays. Working in teams, students will break down screenplays in terms of structure, story logic, character development, character relationships, dialogue, visuals, and theme. Using feedback from their fellow students and instructor, students will strive to fix the problems in their own individual screenplays. A major rewrite and polish will be required.

Please note: A maximum of twenty students will be admitted to this course. Students will be selected based on the quality of their original screenplays and/or their Screenwriting I instructor's recommendation. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to senior concentrators in Film and Video Studies.

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FILMVID 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lucia Saks (lsaks@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students are acquainted with the canonical texts of film theory, dating from the silent period up to the latest developments in multicultural and postmodern theory. The goal is both a familiarity with key concepts and terminology, and the improvement of student's analytic abilities as they approach film from the point of view of philosophy and social theory.

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FILMVID 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Richard Abel (richabel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/filmvid/414/003.nsf

This course will examine the development of film theory from the days of silent motion picture to the present, paralleling the discussions with the screening of relevant films. The course aims to provide a historical overview of film theory and criticism, ranging from the earliest explanations of the new phenomenon of motion pictures seen as distinct from all other forms of art, to the most recent attempts at viewing film through theoretical perspectives taken from the other arts.

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FILMVID 441. National Cinemas.

Section 001 British Cinema.

Instructor(s): Frank E Beaver (fbeaver@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 360. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the significant role played by the motion picture in 20th-Century British cultural life as well as the aesthetic contributions made to the art of film by British directors, actors, writers, cinematographers, special effects artists, and various studio complexes. The survey of British cinema begins with early innovation (the Brighton Group, Cecil Hepworth) and ranges from 1920s/1930s Hitchcock and Korda, to Olivier and the Ealing Studios, Carol Reed and into the "kitchen-sink realism" of the 50s and 60s. Joseph Losey, David Lean, and Ken Russell lead into the course's contemporary period which includes analysis of works by directors such as Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, John Schlesinger, and Kenneth Branagh.

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FILMVID 441. National Cinemas.

Section 003 Japanese Cinema. Meets with Asian Studies 475.001

Instructor(s): Mark H Nornes (amnornes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 360. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/filmvid/441/003.nsf

See Asian Studies 475.001.

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FILMVID 450. Television Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bambi L Haggins (bhaggins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 230 or 236. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to various methodologies in study of commercial television programming; semiotic, linguistic, rhetorical, cultural, etc. Throughout the course, emphasis will be upon inquiry into what television is saying and how messages are represented for mass communication.

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FILMVID 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 001 Music, Voice & Sound on Film.

Instructor(s): Kristen M Whissel (kwhissel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on styles/aesthetics, history, and theories of sound on film. Topics include studies of the shift to sound, the film voice, voice-over narration, score, the popular music sound track, technology (including new digital technologies), and sound in the silent era. Types and genres of of film include: the musical, the gangster film, film noir, horror, the musical, the road movie, the neo-realist film, the documentary, the newsreel, and 1950s science fiction.

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FILMVID 460. Technology and the Moving Image.

Section 001 Digital Media Culture in the 21st Century.

Instructor(s): Sheila Murphy (scmurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 230 or 236. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the various ways in which technology has shaped the art forms of the moving image. The course traces the impact of such innovations as sound, color, and wide screen on the history of the motion picture, virtual reality, and multi-media performances. As well as studying the aesthetics of technology, this course examines the ways in which technology through art influences individual psychology and society at large.

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FILMVID 480. Internship.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Film and Video Studies. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be included in a concentration in Film/Video. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is restricted to Film/Video concentrators who work, under careful supervision, in some part of the film or video industry. Students will work in some aspect of preproduction, production, or postproduction, in the creative or business areas of film and video, documenting their experiences and learning in a journal that must be submitted for final credit.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 490. Senior Honors Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Acceptance as an Honors Candidate in Film and Video Studies. (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is restricted to students taking Honors in the Program in Film and Video Studies. Students work independently with a faculty member in the Program on a thesis or on a film or video project during their senior year.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 499(399). Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Does not count toward film-video concentration requirements. Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Independent study on a subject to be determined by student in conjunction with a faculty member. Must be approved by Program in term prior to enrollment. In exceptional cases, students can petition for enrollment during current term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced course permitting intensive study of film and/or video subject under supervision of a Film/Video faculty member.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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