Fall 2007

Production Workshop in the Moving Image

Listed in: English, as ENGL-82


Lucretia Knapp (Section 01)


The topic changes each time the course is taught. In fall 2007 the topic will be "Video Art: Beginning Video Production." This course involves both an introduction to the history and contemporary practice of experimental video and video art, as well as the acquisition of the technical and conceptual skills to complete inspired individual video projects. Students will be engaged in screenings and discussion, class exercises, and video assignments, and will produce three to four (short) individual video projects. Projects are designed to develop basic technical proficiency in the video medium as well as practical skills for the completion of the video projects. This is a beginning course that will cover the basics of shooting, lighting, audio, and digital editing in the context of the above themes. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Please complete the questionnaire at http://www.amherst.edu/~english/events/questionnaire.html. First semester. Visiting Lecturer Knapp of Smith College.