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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Film and Video Studies


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Film and Video Studies
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Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Film and Video Studies.


FILMVID 400. Filmmaking II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: F/V 300 or equivalent experience in filmmaking and permission of instructor. (3). 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 402. Television Studio II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: F/V 302. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an advanced course in multi-camera television production and a continuation of FV 302. Students will apply concepts developed in FV 302 to produce and direct advanced studio productions, including collaborative projects with acting students from the Department of Theatre and Drama. Evaluation is based on completion of projects, participation in studio and class critique, and short papers. The course will continue to explore the relationship between technique and content in the creation of media programs and will give students the opportunity to develop their own creative projects in the studio context. The course will meet in the LS&A Television Studio, located at 400 Fourth Street. Students should plan their schedules to allow for travel time.

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FILMVID 405. Computer Animation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard R Farley Jr

Prerequisites: F/V 200, and permission of instructor. (3). 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: F/V 310. (3). 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.

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FILMVID 412/English 412. Major Directors.

Section 012.

Prerequisites: F/V 230 or 236. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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FILMVID 413/English 413. Film Genres and Types.

Section 001 The American Musical.

Instructor(s): Peter M Bauland (pbauland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: F/V 230 or 236. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits with department permission.

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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FILMVID 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Clark Farmer

Prerequisites: (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is primarily a reading course designed to provide the student with an overview of how people through the twentieth century have thought about film. Theories of cinema offer a philosophical approach to understanding film as an art form. Starting with Hugo Munsterberg and Vachel Lindsay in the 1910s, students will read a wide range of theoretical approaches as they proceed through this 100 year history.

We will compare and contrast the viewpoints of influential thinkers on film such as Eisenstein and Bazin, as well as analyze recent commentary that takes up questions regarding film as a representation of culture, as a medium for narrating stories, as a source of psychological fascination, and as a technologically unique process. This course is required for concentrators in the program, but is open to all students with some background in film. Requirements include several papers and a final exam.

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FILMVID 441. National Cinemas.

Section 001 East German Film. Meets with German 331.001.

Instructor(s): James Clark Farmer

Prerequisites: F/V 360. (3). 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.

See German 331.001.

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FILMVID 451/Amer. Cult. 490. American Film Genres.

Section 001 FILM SCREENINGS TUES 7-9 P.M.

Instructor(s): Kevin S Sandler (ksandler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior standing. (4). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 490.001.

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FILMVID 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kevin S Sandler (ksandler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). 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.

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FILMVID 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 002 Japanese Cinema. Meets with Japanese 475.001

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

Prerequisites: (3). 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.

See Japanese 475.001.

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FILMVID 460. Technology and the Moving Image.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kristen M Whissel

Prerequisites: F/V 230 or 236. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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FILMVID 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). 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.

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FILMVID 600. Seminar in Film Theory.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Edward Dimendberg

Prerequisites: Film and Video 414 and Graduate standing. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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FILMVID 601. Seminar in Film Historiography.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Angelo Restivo

Prerequisites: Film and Video 350 and 360, and Graduate standing. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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FILMVID 603. Seminar in Film and Culture.

Section 001 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Chicano Studies Research: LATINO/A REPRESENTATION AT THE CROSSROADS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS, THEORETICAL DEBATES. Meets with American Culture 505.001

Instructor(s): Catherine L Benamou (cbenamou@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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FILMVID 604. Directed Research.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Film and Video 600 and Film and Video 601, approval of advisor and F&V Graduate Committee. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A minimum of three hours of directed research in film studies is required of all Certificate students. Every student is required to carry out a research project in film studies that represents the culmination of their Certificate studies. This written project will be based on individual reading and screening lists. Students who choose to write a dissertation which incorporates film to a significant degree are encouraged to use this directed research as preparation. In this case, the research project may take the form of a chapter of the dissertation, but the project is expected to vary according to the individual student. The directed research must be approved by the student's Certificate faculty advisor, the advisor in the home unit, and the Film & Video Studies Graduate Committee.

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