January 2021

Foundations in Video Production

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-221  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-221

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Adam R. Levine (Section 01J)

Description

(Offered as ARHA 221 and FAMS 221) For January 2021.  This introductory course is designed for students with no prior experience in video production. The aim is both technical and creative. We will begin with the literal foundation of the moving image—the frame—before moving through shot and scene construction, lighting, sound-image concepts, and final edit. In addition to regular online screenings, the class will consist of daily Zoom sessions led by the professor, including lectures on filmmaking techniques, film discussions, and critiques of footage and various cuts. Each student will work on a series of individual production exercises, a group project and a final video assignment.

(Offered as ARHA 221 and FAMS 221) For Spring 2021. This introductory course is designed for students with no prior experience in video production. The aim is both technical and creative. We will begin with the literal foundation of the moving image—the frame—before moving through shot and scene construction, lighting, sound-image concepts, and final edit. In addition to weekly online screenings, the class will consist of weekly Zoom sessions led by the professor, including lectures on cross genre filmmaking techniques, film discussions, and critiques of footage and various cuts. Each student will work on a series of production exercises and a final video assignment.

This class will be taught virtually and is open to Five College students - camera packages will be mailed to any student living off campus. 

Limited to 12 students with instructor's permission. January semester:  Professor Levine.  Spring semester:  Visiting Lecturer Montague

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to FAMS and ARHA majors, then attention will be given to achieving a mix of majors and Five College participation.

Keywords

Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors, Online Only

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in January 2021, Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, January 2021