Course Info: HACU-0209-2

CourseHACU-0209-2 Video I: Live!
Long TitleVideo I: LIVE!
Note(s) Prerequisites Required
Limited to Div II/III Students
Textbook information
Meeting InfoJerome Liebling CenterüHarold Johnson LibraryüJerome Liebling CenterüJerome Liebling Center 131üB2ü115ü131 on TüTüTüT from 1:00-3:50ü1:00-3:50ü7:00-9:00ü7:00-9:00
FacultyKara Lynch
Cumulative Skill(s)Independent Work
Additional InfoLab fee: $65. Field trip fee: TBD to Mass MoCA or Hartford. Prerequisites: one intro media production course or equivalent; any introductory course in digital, visual, media, or performing arts and/or creative writing; one critical or cultural studies course; recommended: one 200-level course in either the humanities or social sciences. In this course, students can expect to spend 10+ hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.

Video I is an introductory video production course. Over the course of the semester, students will gain experience in pre-production, production, and post-production techniques as well as learn to think and look critically about the making of the moving image. We will engage with video as a specific visual medium for expression with a specific focus on live-ness in time-based media in direct action, installation, and performance. The thematic focus of this course will critically engage issues of presence, process, technology, the body, and site. Also of importance is the nature of video as an immediate, electronic technology. Labs, workshops, sketches, and exercises are designed to develop basic technical proficiency in the video medium to facilitate experimentation and support imaginative risk-taking in media production. Collaborations across discipline, research projects, and extensive collaborative work in the Live Television Studio and a collective research project into an early video, entitled "Crowdsourcing the Canon," will provide a platform for students to explore and activate their artistic process in this medium. Readings, screenings, in-class critiques and discussion will focus on the relationship between form and content and the role of technology in image production.