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Spring/Summer '99 Course Guide

Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 1999 (May 3 June 22, 1999)
Spring/Summer Term, 1999 (May 3 August 17, 1999)
Summer Half-Term, 1999 (June 28 August 17, 1999)


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F/V 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Matt Jacobson (mattjaco@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.

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F/V 300. Filmmaking I.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Matt Jacobson (mattjaco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Film-Video 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 technique 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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F/V 301. Video Art I.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Terri Sarris

Prerequisites & Distribution: Film-Video 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, 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 2

F/V 370. Television History.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): James Castonguay (jcast@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/SP99/FV370/index.html

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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F/V 399. Independent Study.

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee 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.

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 101 The Horror Film

Instructor(s): Ira Konigsberg

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 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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F/V 480. Internship.

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.

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F/V 490. Senior Honors Research.

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Candidates for Honors work independently with a faculty member in the Program on a thesis or on a film or video project during their senior year.

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F/V 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee 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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F/V 399. Independent Study.

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee 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.

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 201 History of Animation

Instructor(s): Kevin Sandler

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 will explore the American animation industry from the dawn of television to its renaissance on cable TV. Sessions will be devoted to broad questions of authorship, ideology, stardom, genre, and style within their historic contexts of production and consumption. Areas of concentration will include but not be limited to: Hanna-Barbera; censorship and regulation, the death of the half-hour cartoon: School House Rock and public service animation, Saturday morning cartoons and consumerism. Screenings will include Scooby-Doo, Ren & Stimpy, Josie and the Pussycats, The Transformers and many more.

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F/V 480. Internship.

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: 3

F/V 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee 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: 3

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