Alternative Narrative Forms

Subject Name: 
Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
This advanced production course looks at cross cultural and interdisciplinary experimental and hybrid approaches to narrative filmmaking, including single channel film/videos, multi-channel installations, expanded cinema and interactive storytelling. Alternative Narrative Forms will emphasize tenets of experimental scriptwriting and writing forms and its relation to scenography, performance, visual language and sound design. Each week there will be film screenings that present unique examples of narrative structures, directing methodologies, performative articulations and aural and visual languages. Drawing on the fields of film studies, art history and media theory the course will examine through texts and cinematic representations concepts such as representation and realism, memory and projection, montage and abstraction. Students will write, direct and edit three short pieces.
Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Lab fee: $65. Prerequisites: student must have taken video 1, film 1 or another video production course. Students are expected to spend an additional 12 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Alternative Narrative Forms
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Cynthia Madansky 09:00AM-11:50AM F;07:00PM-09:00PM TH Jerome Liebling Center 120;Jerome Liebling Center 120