One semester: 3 studio credits
Designed as a general introduction to video production and theory, in this course students will examine moving-image cultures from a production point of view. We will begin with hands-on experience with cameras, lighting, sound and editing. Theory will then be introduced through concepts in video-making (narratives, structures, rhythms, etc.) and discussions related to topics such as the divide or hybrid of documentary and fiction, found footage, cinematic time, subjectivity/objectivity and essay films. Finally, students will collaborate on a project that encompasses the process of digital video, from concept and scriptwriting to production and editing. Prior video experience is not required.