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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Film and Video Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Film and Video Studies
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for FILMVID

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Film and Video Studies.


FILMVID 200. Introduction to Film, Video and Television Production.

Instructor(s):

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. Please note that the first class is located at the Argus Building which is located at 400 South 4th Street (Not 4th Avenue.).

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FILMVID 230. Introduction to the Moving Image.

Instructor(s): Frank E Beaver (fbeaver@umich.edu)

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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FILMVID 232 / CAAS 232. Survey of African American Cinema.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frances Gateward (gateward@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the history and aesthetics of African American film making from the silent era to the present. Films will be analyzed within their socio-cultural contexts, with particular attention to how constructions of race and identity interact with class, gender, and sexuality. We will also consider the link between film and other forms of Black popular culture. The course is organized chronologically, providing the opportunity to study the historical development of African American cinema. Recurrent themes are also emphasized, such as defining race, addressing issues of difference within the African American community, reworking Hollywood genres, and the representation of the relationships between African Americans and other peoples of color. Midterm exam, final exam, textual analysis paper of 5-6 pages in length, research paper 8-10 pages in length, and occasional quizzes.

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FILMVID 300. Filmmaking I.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 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 techniques 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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FILMVID 301. Video Art I.

Instructor(s): Stashu Kybartas (skybar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 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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FILMVID 310. Screenwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terry J Lawson

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 200. Completion of the introductory composition requirement. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course teaches students to write a feature-length screenplay in acceptable format. Students will learn to develop an idea first into a written "concept," then into a "treatment," "step outline," and finally into a full script. The class will focus on such subjects as screenplay structure, plot and subplots, characterizations, shots, scene, sequence, dialogue, thinking visually, and soundtrack. Students will also learn the importance of rewriting their work. As part of the process, the class will study select screenplays, then view the films which were made from these scripts. Students will also read and discuss each other's work. Given this "workshop" approach, attendance is critical. Students can expect to write between five and ten pages a week.

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FILMVID 310. Screenwriting.

Section 002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 200. Completion of the introductory composition requirement. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course teaches students to write a feature-length screenplay in acceptable format. Students will learn to develop an idea first into a written "concept," then into a "treatment," "step outline," and finally into a full script. The class will focus on such subjects as screenplay structure, plot and subplots, characterizations, shots, scene, sequence, dialogue, thinking visually, and soundtrack. Students will also learn the importance of rewriting their work. As part of the process, the class will study select screenplays, then view the films which were made from these scripts. Students will also read and discuss each other's work. Given this "workshop" approach, attendance is critical. Students can expect to write between five and ten pages a week.

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FILMVID 311. Screenwriting for Television.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elaine M Loeser

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 200 and completion of the composition requirement. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The students will write an episode of an existing one-hour television show selected by the instructor. The course covers the entire process of writing for television, from learning the structure and voice of the show, pitching stories for it, writing an extensive outline (or beat sheet) for the episode, and finally writing an authentic script in the proper format. The students are the "writer's room" for all scripts in process.

Requirements: At least two teleplays, and work at rewriting at least one of these. The class will read the teleplays and view multiple episodes of the shows being written by members of the class. Students will read and discuss each other's work. Students can expect to write the equivalent of ten pages a week.

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FILMVID 320(420). Documentary Film.

Section 001 Documentary Film and Community Cultures.

Instructor(s): Frank Beaver (fbeaver@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The films to be studied in this course will be selected from the full spectrum of documentary film practices from the 1920's to the present, but will concentrate on specific topics rather than on a historical overview. The developing and shifting conception of documentary film practice, issues of social import, of political and propagandistic values, of documenting the "other" as well as claims to veracity and objectivity will be treated within an analytical framework.

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FILMVID 330(412) / ENGLISH 330. Major Directors.

Section 001 Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen.

Instructor(s): Hubert I Cohen (hicohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 230 or 236. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be elected for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The various sections of this course are devoted to concentrated analysis of particular directors (Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen, Winter 2002) or of particular schools of filmmaking. Representative films are shown and discussed in terms of their place in the context of film history. General theoretical concepts about film are developed.

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FILMVID 331(413) / ENGLISH 331. Film Genres and Types.

Section 001 Interior Vision: The Subjective Camera in Narrative Film.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 230 or 236. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be elected for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Representative films spanning the international history of movies telling all or part of their tales from the point of view of an involved participant in the action rather than from the stance of an objective onlooker. One film and two 1 1/2 hour classes per week: mandatory small discussion sections at your convenience. Course may be repeated if content differs from previous election. No prerequisites. Nevertheless, previous work in analysis, theory, history, mechanics, and aesthetics couldn't hurt. Should film study be new to you, the courses' reading will give you a solid foundation. 331 will emphasize the relationships between what these films say and how they say it; their styles, their content, their context. Lab fee covers cost of screenings, most at Michigan Theater. Basic textbook. Requirements: two 2-page papers; two 5-page papers, final exam. No "Incompletes." Rigorous standards for composing analytical/critical prose. Anyone who insists that "media" takes a singular verb flunks.

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FILMVID 360. The History of World Film.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frances Gateward (gateward@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is required for concentrators in the Program in Film and Video Studies, but is open to all students. The course examines the rich contribution of nations other than the United States to world cinema, understanding these films both as responses to the dominant American film industry and as unique expressions of their own national cultures. The course will also discuss the influences of these national cinemas on one another as well as on American film. By focusing on a series of classic films, the class will examine German Expressionism, Soviet Cinema, French Poetic Realism, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, post-war Japanese cinema, as well as the cinemas of Spain, India, and Eastern Europe. Students will write midterm and endterm papers of about eight pages each and take a midterm and final examination.

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FILMVID 366. Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture.

Section 001 Introduction to New Media Studies.

Instructor(s): James S Tobias (jstobias@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the cultural, political, and economic implications of new (i.e., digital) media technologies. Focused readings will provide a foundation for class discussions and will be supplemented by in-class screenings of contemporary films that engage issues of technology. The purpose of this course is to critically and thoughtfully interrogate the impact and consequences of new media technologies, with a concentration on the following thematic areas: (1) the "character" of technologies; (2) how new media shape human consciousness and cognition; (3) the role of the body and definition of what is "human"; and (4) identity, community, and digital culture.

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FILMVID 366. Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture.

Section 006 Situation Comedies.

Instructor(s): Bambi L Haggins (bhaggins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course addresses the role of film and television as popular media. It emphasizes the acquisition and use of analytical skills relevant to the given topic and serves as an introduction to cultural studies. Students are taught to read and analyze specific popular films, genres, or figures; at the same time, the course introduces broader issues in cultural studies, such as definitions of popular/mass culture and the 'culture industry', the role of intertextuality, reception, or globalization in popular culture, and the function of gender and sexuality in popular culture.

* Please note, students must also enroll in FV 402.001 this term.

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FILMVID 399. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be 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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FILMVID 400. Filmmaking II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 300 or equivalent experience in filmmaking and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an advanced 16mm motion picture production course. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with dramatic film production from interpreting the screenplay through shooting, editing, and post-production. The relationship of these activities to aesthetic development being the fundament of the course, and the basis of its connection to film studies. You will have access to a state-of-the-art Panaflex 16mm camera in addition to standard production equipment. Students work in small groups to produce a substantial sync-sound final project, as well as participating in a large in-class dramatic production (collaboration with Theater and Drama students). Evaluation: participation in in-class projects, production assignments, final project. Text: Pincus and Ascher, Filmmaker's Handbook.

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FILMVID 402. Television Studio II.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 302 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an advanced course in multi-camera television production and a continuation of Film and Video Studies 302. Students will apply concepts developed in Film and Video Studies 302 to produce and direct advanced studio productions, including collaborative projects with acting students from the Department of Theatre and Drama. Evaluation is based on completion of projects, participation in studio and class critique, and short papers. The course will continue to explore the relationship between technique and content in the creation of media programs and will give students the opportunity to develop their own creative projects in the studio context. The course will meet in the LS&A Television Studio, located at 400 Fourth Street. Students should plan their schedules to allow for travel time.

*Please note, students also must enroll in Film and Video Studies 366.006 this term.

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FILMVID 404. Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Visual Media.

Section 001 Videodance. (3 credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A 300- (or 400-) level production course in the relevant emphasized area: F/V 300, 301, 302, or 405; and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

From the films of Maya Deren to contemporary music video, this interdisciplinary course will explore the unique challenges of capturing dance on film and video and of creating a hybrid art form known as "videodance" or screen dance. Working with students from the Department of Dance (Dance 462 Taught by Peter Sparling, Department of Dance), students will produce and direct a series of short videodance projects.

Some prior experience with digital video production and editing is assumed.

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FILMVID 405. Computer Animation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christopher Mcnamara (mcnamart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 200, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This animation course will investigate and exercise the basic concepts of Macromedia Director. It is a hands-on beginning level course that will explore the mechanics of computer generated 2-D animation, including the integration of sound, motion, and basic interactive programming. Fundamentals of the perception of motion over time, rotoscoping, storyboarding, and final output options of finished animations. Students should have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh illustration and paint programs.

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FILMVID 406. Computer Animation II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christopher Mcnamara (mcnamart@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This advanced class explores the theories and applications of interactive animation design. Individual student projects are developed using Macromedia Director and Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia SoundEdit 16. Graphics, sound, and interactivity are utilized to create highly conceptual non-linear environments. Through critical analysis of both student assignments, and professional works, we will investigate the successes and failures of various types of interactivity to communicate with an audience.

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FILMVID 410. Screenwriting II.

Section 001.

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

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

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students will learn to cast a critical eye on their own first drafts by analyzing other class members' screenplays. Working in teams, students will break down screenplays in terms of structure, story logic, character development, character relationships, dialogue, visuals, and theme. Using feedback from their fellow students and instructor, students will strive to fix the problems in their own individual screenplays. A major rewrite and polish will be required.

Please note: A maximum of twenty students will be admitted to this course. Students will be selected based on the quality of their original screenplays and/or their Screenwriting I instructor's recommendation. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to senior concentrators in Film and Video Studies.

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FILMVID 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/filmvid/414/001.nsf

This is primarily a reading course designed to provide the student with an overview of how people through the twentieth century have thought about film. Theories of cinema offer a philosophical approach to understanding film as an art form. Starting with Hugo Munsterberg and Vachel Lindsay in the 1910s, students will read a wide range of theoretical approaches as they proceed through this 100 year history.

We will compare and contrast the viewpoints of influential thinkers on film such as Eisenstein and Bazin, as well as analyze recent commentary that takes up questions regarding film as a representation of culture, as a medium for narrating stories, as a source of psychological fascination, and as a technologically unique process. This course is required for concentrators in the program, but is open to all students with some background in film. Requirements include several papers and a final exam.

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FILMVID 417. Screenwriting Master Class.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 310, current enrollment in F/V 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.

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Master class seminar with distinguished screenwriters. Course may vary in number of weeks and hours of commitment. Credit will vary accordingly. Students will receive one-on-one and small group instruction in screenwriting. Topics will vary depending upon the interests of the visiting artist. Students are selected on the basis of previous work in screenwriting. Application should be made to the Faculty Coordinator of the Screenwriting Curriculum, Program in Film and Video Studies.

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FILMVID 427. Screenwriting III.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 310, 410, and permission of the instructor. Limited to students whose work is judged as showing outstanding potential in writing for the screen. (3). (Excl).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced individual and small group instruction in screenwriting for select students who have completed basic screening (FILMVID 310) and intermediate screenwriting (FILMVID 410). Students will write a final draft of their revised original screenplay from FILMVID 410 and complete a first draft of a new feature length screenplay. The course will include staged readings of creative work and group discussions of same. This course is designed for students whose work has shown outstanding potential in the art of writing for the screen.

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FILMVID 451 / AMCULT 490. American Film Genres.

Section 001 Sound and Romance: Musical, Melodrama, Romantic Comedy.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/amcult/490/001.nsf

See American Culture 490.001.

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FILMVID 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 001 Dialogue of Violence: Cinema in WWII's Pacific Theater. Meets with Asian Studies 440.001.

Instructor(s): Mark H Nornes (amnornes@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: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/violence.html

The course will explore the relationship of World War II's Pacific Theater to moving image media in two movements. First, a comparative history of Hollywood and Japanese filmmaking during the war looks at issues of race, nationality, propaganda, and violence. The second half of the course continues to analyze these problems by turning to post-1945 attempts to remember, critique, and commemorate (or forget) WWII in media as disparate as television, feature filmmaking, video art, and the Internet.

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FILMVID 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 003 Italian American Cinema: From The Black Hand to The Sopranos.

Instructor(s): Giorgio Bertellini (giorgiob@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.

This course looks at how American cinema has represented Italian-Americans. We will look at the history of this representation from The Black Hand (1906), through superstar Rodolfo Valentino's 1920's ethnic melodramas, the early 1930's gangster movies, and into the 1990s and 2000s with filmic and televisual off-spring of The Godfather (1972) such as Goodfellas (1990) and television's The Sopranos (1998-). We will examine such cinematic issues as gender typecasting, ethnic mimesis/minstrelsy, the role of melodrama, and the implications of "racialization" in light of broader formulations of identity politics such as immigration, assimilation, the consent/descent hypothesis, and diaspora.

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FILMVID 460. Technology and the Moving Image.

Section 001 Moving Image: Music on Screen.

Instructor(s): James S Tobias (jstobias@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 230 or 236. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course traces the impact of such technological innovations as sound, color, and wide screen on the history of the motion picture and the evolution beyond cinema of the new digital technology, virtual reality, and multi-media performances. This class examines the aesthetics of technology and the ways in which technology through art influences individual psychology and society at large.

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FILMVID 461 / WOMENSTD 461. Explorations in Feminist Film Theory.

Section 001 Feminist Film Theory.

Instructor(s): Kristen Whissel (kwhissel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing; and F/V 414 or Women's Studies 240. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers an in-depth exploration of feminist theories that address film in relation to gender. Discussion focuses on contemporary feminist scholarship that draws upon a variety of viewpoints, including psychoanalysis, cultural theory, postmodernism, historical research, and ideological theory.

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FILMVID 480. Internship.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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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FILMVID 489. Senior Screenwriting Tutorial.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 410 and permission of the instructor. Open to Dramatic Writing concentrators only. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is restricted to students in the Dramatic Writing concentration. Coursework consists of independent study in writing and refining a screenplay under the supervision of a faculty member.

In emphasizing a complete approach to the study, analysis, and creation of written dramatic texts, the Dramatic Writing concentration requires students to be engaged in the creation of dramatic texts intended for production and performance. This tutorial is provided as one of the options for a capstone experience for those students who choose the sequence in screenwriting within the Dramatic Writing concentration. It permits students to have the opportunity to work closely with an instructor in the process of creating a full-length screenplay.

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FILMVID 490. Senior Honors Research.

Instructor(s):

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

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be 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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FILMVID 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be 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: 5, Permission of Instructor

Graduate Course Listings for FILMVID.


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