Video I: Live!

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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
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.
Independent Work Lab 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.
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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Video I: Live!
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
2 4.0 Kara Lynch 01:00PM-03:50PM TU;01:00PM-03:50PM TU;07:00PM-09:00PM TU;07:00PM-09:00PM TU Jerome Liebling Center 131;Harold Johnson Library B2;Jerome Liebling Center 131;Jerome Liebling Center 115