This course will introduce students to the production and examination of video through a critical look at the medium as an art form. Organized around a series of assignments designed to survey a range of production strategies, the course will be a primer to the technical and conceptual aspects of video production and to its historical, critical, and technical discourse. Relationships between video and television, film, installation, and performance art are investigated emphasizing video as a critical intervention in social and visual arts contexts. Through weekly readings, screenings, discussions and critique, students explore contemporary issues in video and develop individual aesthetic and critical skills. Practical knowledge is integrated through lighting, video/sound production and editing workshops.
Prerequisites: Open to Firstyears and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors by permission of instructor.
Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall; Spring
Notes: Meets the Production requirement for CAMS majors. Ann E. Maurer '51 Speaking Intensive Course.