Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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F/V 190. First-Year Film Seminar.

Section 001 Idea, Form, and Medium

Instructor(s): Frank 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).

First-Year Seminar

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The goal of this course is to help students understand the challenges and values of expressive form for the artist working in theater, fiction, and motion pictures. The course has as its basis the theoretical assumption that "cinematic" structures (time and space manipulation, parallel development, montage, etc.) have served the modern storyteller well in the development of complex characters and engaging narratives. Class materials include: the reading of fiction, the viewing of classic films, the study of film theory and literary criticism. One exercise, for example, will involve the evolution of Christopher Isherwood's short story Sally Bowles, to stageplay, I Am a Camera, to film musical, Cabaret.

Course grading will result from short written assignments and a term paper/oral report project.

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

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Terri Sarris

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 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.

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F/V 230. Introduction to the Moving Image.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank Beaver

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

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to the language, structure, narrative, and theoretical assumptions that are expressed in film (from the silent-era to the present), television, video art, and new moving image technologies. The aesthetics of these media are examined in social and historical context and with attention to their interrelation.

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F/V 300. Filmmaking I.

Section 001, 002.

Instructor(s): Robert Rayher (rray@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 001.

Instructor(s): Stashu Kybartas (skybar@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 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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F/V 302. Television Studio I.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Film-Video 200. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Comm. 421. (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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F/V 310. Screenwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terry Lawson

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

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F/V 310. Screenwriting.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Wendy Hammond (wham@umich.edu)

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

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F/V 360. The History of World Film.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael Raine (mraine@umich.edu)

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

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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.

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F/V 400. Filmmaking II.

Section 001.

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

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

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F/V 405. Computer Animation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Farley

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

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F/V 406. Computer Animation II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kinnen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Film-Video 405 or equivalent experience with video production, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

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F/V 410. Screenwriting II.

Section 001.

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

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

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F/V 412/English 412. Major Directors.

Section 001 Stanley Kubrick

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). 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.

See English 412.001.

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F/V 412/English 412. Major Directors.

Section 002 A2

Instructor(s): Rosemary Kowalski (rkowalsk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). 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.

See English 412.002.

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F/V 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johannes Von Moltke (moltke@umich.edu)

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

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F/V 417. Screenwriting Master Class.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: FV 310, current enrollment in 410, and permission of the instructor. Limited to students whose screenwriting work is judged as outstanding. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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F/V 427. Screenwriting III.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: FV310, 410, and permission of the instructor. Limited to students whose work is judged as showing outstanding potential in writing for the screen. (3). (Excl).

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F/V 451/Amer. Cult. 490. American Film Genres.

Section 001 Students must attend Film Screenings T or Th 7-9 pm. Sections 002-004 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (4). (HU). Laboratory fee required.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 490.001.

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 001 The Godfather and Other Great Film Trilogies.

Instructor(s): Hugh Cohen

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

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 002 From Kabuki to Kitano: Japanese Cinema History. Meets with Asian Studies 475.001

Instructor(s): Michael Raine (mraine@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.

See Japanese 475.001.

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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.

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.

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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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