Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

200. Introduction to Film Techniques.
(2). (HU).

This course is required for concentrators in the Program in Film and Video Studies and is designed to give students a basic intellectual understanding of film techniques and how they are used to create individual works of film art. Techniques demonstrated and discussed include lighting, lighting effects, cameras, lenses and lens effects, color, film stocks and processing effects, camera angles, and sound. On the completion of this course students should have the necessary technical knowledge for aesthetic analysis of film. The structure of the course is a combination of lecture, discussion, live technical demonstration, and slides specially created for the course. There will be pertinent assigned readings and three short projects. Permission of instructor is required to enter this course; students must sign up at the Film/Video Office. Since the course is limited to twenty-five students and is a concentration requirement, preference must always be given to concentrators. A small lab fee may be imposed for usage of film equipment. (Tyman)

201. Introduction to Video Art. Open only to concentrators in film and video studies. (2). (HU).

A required course open only to film-video majors, designed to provide an introduction to the history, aesthetics, technology, and uses of video. Areas discussed are the history of video art and its major artists, video aesthetics, as well as hands-on introduction to use of video tools. (Schmidt)

399. Independent Study. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Directed research under supervision of a faculty member associated with the Program in Film/Video Studies. For more information, contact the Film and Video Studies Office (764-0147).

Other Film-Video Courses. The following are offered during Winter Term, 1986, and are among those which can be used as part of a concentration plan in Film-Video Studies. For more information about these courses consult this Guide :


425, Radio and TV Directing
427, Radio and TV Continuity
428, Writing for Radio and TV
521, History of the Motion Picture


412, Major Directors


410, Le Cinema Français


380, Italian Cinema and Society Humanities


312, Soviet and East European Cinema

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