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 + 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 two public showcases will provide a platform for student's 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.