Georgie Friedman
Zachariah Kish-DeGiulio
u 3-3-6
TR 9:30am–12:30pm

Introduction to Video and Related Media examines the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in a contemporary video art practice. Students are instructed how to analyzes structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound within video art and experimental narrative. Building upon the historical legacy of the language of film and other time-based media, students render self-exploration, performance, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form. This class introduces practical knowledge of video capturing, audio recording, lighting, and editing, while emphasizing individual concept development.

Class time will shift between screening and reading discussions, technical demonstrations, in-class work time, and critiques of students’ projects. Exhibit visits and artist lectures may be included based on the current availability. To show mastery of the course’s content, students are required to create a self-designed final project that demonstrates their understanding and ability to integrate their concepts, filming, audio recording, and editing techniques, into a cohesive piece that clearly communicates their idea to their viewer.

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This class is open to undergraduate and graduate students, but is limited to 12 students. Additional work is required at the graduate level. 

Note:  In the event of remote learning, some technical and equipment demonstrations may be changed. Students will need to have access to a camera that can record HD video and audio (a cell phone is acceptable, though not the first choice.). Students may also need to be able to access a computer that can run Adobe Premiere Pro.