Fall 2008

Introduction to Video Production

Listed in: English, as ENGL-82


Bernadine A. Mellis (Section 01)


The topic changes each time the course is taught. In fall 2008 the topic will be “Introduction to Video Production.” This introductory video production course will emphasize documentary filmmaking from the first-person point of view. We will use our own stories as material, but we will look beyond self-expression, using video to explore places where our lives intersect with larger historical, economic, environmental, or social forces. We will develop our own voices while learning the vocabulary of moving images and gaining technical training in production and post-production. Through in-class critiques, screenings, readings and discussion, students will explore the aesthetics and practice of the moving image while developing their own original projects. Please complete the questionnaire at https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/english/events/questionnaire . Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Mellis.