Intro to Film and Video

Subject Name: 

Film & Media Studies

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Amherst College

(Offered as ENGL 287 and FAMS 228.)  This course will introduce students to basic Super 8 film and digital video techniques.  The course will include workshops in shooting for film and video, Super 8 film editing, Final Cut Pro video editing, lighting, stop motion animation, sound recording and mixing.  Students will learn to think about and look critically at the moving and still image.  Students will complete three moving image projects, including one Super 8 film, one video project, and one mixed media project.  Weekly screenings will introduce students to a wide range of approaches to editing, writing, and directing in experimental, documentary, narrative, and hybrid cinematic forms.  Screenings include works by Martha Rosler, Bill Viola, the Yes Men, Jennifer Reeves, Mona Hatoum, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dziga Vertov, D.A. Pennebaker, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Cécile Fontaine, and Johanna Vaude.

Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 13 students.  Please complete the questionnaire at  Fall semester.  Five College Professor Hillman.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Course Sections

Intro to Film and Video
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Baba Hillman

W 02:00PM-05:00PM; M 07:00PM-09:00PM

FAYE 217; FAYE 217