Spring 2009

Video Production: Bodies in Motion

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-51


Wendy Woodson (Section 01)


This studio production class will focus on multiple ways of tracking, viewing, and capturing bodies in motion. The course will emphasize working with the camera as an extension of the body to explore radically different points of view and senses of focus. We will experiment with different techniques and different kinds of bodies (human, animal, and object) to bring a heightened awareness of kinesthetic involvement, animation and emotional immediacy to the bodies on screen and behind the camera. In addition, we will interject and follow bodies into different perceptions of time, progression, place and relationship. In the process, we will express various experiences and theories of embodiment and question what constitutes a body. Depending on student interests, final projects can range from choreographies for the camera to fictional narratives to documentary studies. The class will alternate between camera sessions, both in the studio and on location, and sessions in the editing suite working with Final Cut Pro. Class limited to 12 students. Final class list will be decided after the first meeting. Requisite: Previous experience in composition. Instructor consent required. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Professor Woodson.