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Video I

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FNAR 061 910
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In this studio based course, students are introduced to video production and postproduction as well as to selected historical and theoretical texts addressing the medium of video.  Students will be taught basic camera operation, sound recording and lighting, as well as basic video and sound editing and exporting using various screening and installation formats.  In addition to a range of short assignment-based exercises, students will be expected to complete three short projects over the course of the semester. Critiques of these projects are crucial to the course as students are expected to speak at length about the formal, technical, critical and historical dimensions of their works.  Weekly readings in philosophy, critical theory, artist statements and literature are assigned.  The course will also include weekly screenings of films and videos, introducing students to the history of video art as well as to other contemporary practices.  If you need assistance registering for a closed section, please email the department at  Note: course is open to undergraduate students only.  

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