Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

300(200). Techniques of Film. (3). (Excl).

This course is required for Film and Video concentrators and is designed to give students a basic understanding of the language of film and how its repertoire can be used to create individual works of film as means of personal expression. Aspects of production demonstrated and discussed are: preparation of the script (including synopsis, treatment, story board, shooting script); shooting, mainly under daylight conditions; cinematographic principles of camera, projector and lenses; film stock and processing; and editing. On completion of this course, students should have the basic knowledge for formal aesthetic analysis of film. Limited to 20 students, with preference given to Film and Video concentrators. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Dobele)

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

This course is required for Film and Video concentrators. It is designed to provide students with an introduction to the aesthetics, technology, and uses of video as an art media. The course concentrates on hands-on use of Super-VHS equipment for shooting and editing. Students work in groups of 3-5 to design and produce their video projects under supervision of the instructor. Limited to 20 students, with preference given to Film and Video concentrators. [Cost:3] [WL:3] (Dobele)

350. The History of American Film. (3). (HU).

This course is required for concentrators in the Program in Film and Video Studies but is open to all students. This course will trace the history of American film from the earliest days of the kinematograph and the Nickelodeon to movies in the age of video, with concerns both for the contributions of individual filmmakers as well as the determining contexts of modes of production and distribution. The primary emphasis will be on the Hollywood narrative film, but some attention will be paid to independent cinema movements. The course aims to develop a sense of the continuing evolution of American film, in its internal development, in its incorporation of new technologies, and in its responses to other national cinemas. Films by the following directors, among others, will be screened: D. W. Griffith, King Vidor, Buster Keaton, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Blake Edwards, and John Cassavetes. Students will attend three hours of lectures and discussion as well as view two or three hours of film each week. They will write a series of short papers and take a midterm and final examination. Lab fee. [Cost:2] (Paul)


413/English 413. Film Genres and Types. (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit with department permission.

Section 001 See English 413, Section 001 (Paul)

Section 002 See English 413, Section 002 (Kober)


OTHER FILM-VIDEO COURSES. The following will be offered through other departments in the Winter Term, 1990, 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:

Communication 425, Introduction to Radio and Television Directing Communication 427, Preparation of Radio and TV Continuity Communication 521, History of the Motion Picture Communication 522, Film Theory Communication 528, Advanced Television Writing English 411, Art of the Film (Sec. 001 and 002) French 440, Le cinema français Italian 380, Italian Cinema and Society RC Humanities 333, Art and Culture (Sec. 001) Slavic 312, Central European Cinema


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