Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

Other Film-Video Courses. The following are offered during Winter Term, 1987, 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 :

American Culture 490, History of American Film 421, Introduction to Radio and TV 425, Introduction to Radio and Television Directing. 427, Preparation of Radio and TV Continuity. 428, Writing Drama for Radio and Television. 521, History of the Motion Picture. 411, Art of the Film. Humanities 455, Film Studies and the Arts. Humanities 457, Video Production Seminar: Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tale. 380, Italian Cinema and Society. 312, Central European Cinema.

300(200). Techniques of Film. Film and Video 236 recommended. (3). (Excl). A fee is assessed to cover costs of camera maintenance.

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, special effects 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, three short projects, and a final examination. A lab fee will be imposed. (Tyman)

301(201). Techniques of Video. (3). (Excl).

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.

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).


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