Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

Spring 1997

200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

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. Cost:3 WL:2 (Weider)

301. Video Art I. Film-Video 200. (3). (Excl).

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, productions 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. Lab fee $50 required. Cost:3 WL:2 (Sarris)

412/English 412. Major Directors. (2). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

See English 412. (McDougal)

413/English 413. Film Genres and Types. (2). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for credit with department permission.

See English 413. (Konigsberg)

414. Film Theory and Criticism. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) .

This course is required for concentrators in the Program, but is open to all students with some background in film. The class will focus on a few specific areas of film theory and criticism. 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. Emphasis will be given to the application of ideas to film viewings. Students will participate in several essay exams and write one paper. Cost:3 WL:1 (Studlar)

Summer 1997

413/English 413. Film Genres and Types. (2). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for credit with department permission.

See English 413. (Studlar)

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