2017-2018 University Catalogue 
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2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 221 - Video Art I: Representing Reality (SA)

An introduction to the artistic practice of experimental video production, with a special topical emphasis on the practical, aesthetic and ethical issues associated with nonfiction (or “documentary”) form. Special attention will be paid to works of moving image art bridging boundaries between the art world, the realm of experimental cinema, amateur or “outsider” art and/or popular cultural production. Students are given significant freedom to develop a meaningful, challenging, ambitious final video project. Technical skills in camera, sound, lighting and basic editing are introduced. Students learn not only the technical skills required for basic video production, but how to engage with the form critically and creatively as they develop their own personal artistic practice. Class time is divided between screenings, discussions, labs and critique of student work. Attendance at the weekly Alternative Cinema screening is a required and essential element of this course. Equipment is provided by the department.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: ARTS 221L  
Prerequisites: ARTS 100  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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