Spring 2024

Foundations in Video Production

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

Faculty

Emily Drummer (Section 02)
Adam R. Levine (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ARHA 221 and FAMS 221) 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 instruction in production equipment and facilities, the course will also explore cinematic form and structure through weekly readings, screenings and discussion. Each student will work on a series of production exercises and a final video assignment.

Limited to 12 students with instructor's permission. Fall and Spring Semester: Visiting Assistant Professor Drummer. Spring Semester: Professor Levine.

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

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on technical workshops, artistic practice, group critique, group work and readings of critical material.

ARHA 221 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Th 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Section 02
M 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
W 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Offerings

Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023