Courses in FILM AND VIDEO STUDIES (DIVISION 368)

300. Filmmaking I. (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. The formal strategies of Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental filmmaking are discussed, and students do exercises in each of these forms. Aspects of production demonstrated and discussed are: preparation of the script (including synopsis, treatment, story board, shooting script); shooting; 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.Evaluation: production assignments and final production, with written justification.Text: Filmmaker's Handbook. Cost:5 WL:2 (Rayher)

301. Video Art I. (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 artistic medium. The course concentrates on hands-on use of Super-VHS equipment for shooting and editing. Students work in groups of three 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:2 WL:2 (K.Hurbis-Cherrier)

360. The History of World Film. (3). (HU).

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 their films as both responses to the dominant American film industry but also as expressions of their own national cultures. The influence of these national films on one another as well as on the American film will also be discussed. The course will survey the history of world cinema from the earliest explorations of the film medium by the Lumiere brothers and the Milies in France to the contemporary third-world cinema. Such groups of films as German Expressionism, Italian neorealism, French New Wave, and contemporary South American cinema are likely to be included. As well as focusing on fictional films the class will also be concerned with avant-garde cinema, the documentary, and animation. Students will attend three hours of lectures and discussions as well as view two or three hours of film each week. They will either write a midterm and final paper or a series of short papers; and will take both a midterm and a final examination. Cost:2 WL:1 (Paul)

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 and Video Studies.

401. Video Art II. Film and Video 300 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

An intermediate course in video production which allows students to apply their skills to various video forms including Experimental, Documentary, Installation and Media- critical work as well as group projects such as the Video Magazine. The emphasis of the course is on the various artistic possibilities of the medium. Advanced equipment (A & B roll editing, sophisticated cameras) and techniques will be demonstrated and utilized. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate global integration of video technology with aesthetic and ideational content. Evaluation is based on the production assignments and the final project, which includes a written justification. Limited to 20 students. Cost:2 WL:2 Prerequisite: Film and Video Studies (368) 301, or permission of the instructor. (Rayher)

406. Computer Animation II. Film and Video 301 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

A hands on intermediate level course that will suggest several basic strategies to create three dimensional objects on the Apple Macintosh II while utilizing 3D software. Students will learn how to construct the special effects of slow motion on the Mac and experiment with the computer equivalents of cell and 3D animation. Students should be familiar with basic Macintosh skills and have some experience with paint programs on the Mac. Prerequisites include F/V 301 (Video Art I) or equivalent experience and permission of the instructor. Cost:2 WL:2 (Knight)

412/English 412. Major Directors. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

See English 412. (Konigsberg)

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

See English 413.

440/CAAS 440. African Cinema. (3). (Excl).

See CAAS 440. (Ukadike)

455. Topics in Film Studies. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.
Section. 001: East European Filmmakers in the West
For Winter Term, 1993, this course is jointly offered with RC Humanities 255. (Eagle)

Sec. 002: The American Western . For Winter Term, 1993, this course is jointly offered with RC Humanities 333.001. (Cohen)

480. Internship. Concentration in Film and Video Studies. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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.

490. Senior Honors Research. Acceptance as an Honors Candidate in Film and Video Studies. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

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.

500. Directed Study in Film and Video. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Advanced course permitting intensive study of film and/or video subject under supervision of a Film/Video faculty member.


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