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Instructor Info:Abraham Ravett
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John Gunther
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Jack Furtado
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TA Info:Neil Young
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Swathi Mohan
Michail Charalampidis
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Wednesday
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM Jerome Liebling Center 131
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Jerome Liebling Center 131

This course teaches the basic skills of film production, including camera work, editing, sound recording, and preparation and completion of a finished work in film and video. Students will submit weekly written responses to theoretical and historical readings and to screenings of films and videotapes, which represent a variety of aesthetic approaches to the moving image. There will be a series of filmmaking assignments culminating in an individual final project for the class. The development of personal vision will be stressed. The bulk of the work in the class will be produced in 16mm format. Video formats plus digital image processing and non-linear editing will also be introduced. There are weekly evening screenings or workshops.Prerequisite courses include a 100 level course in media arts (Introduction to Media Arts, Introduction to Media Production, Introduction to Digital Photography & New Media, or equivalent and must be completed and not concurrent with this course.)

Evaluation Criteria:

1. Regular attendance.

2. Particpation in class discussions.

3. Completion of all assigned projects plus weekly written responses to the films and corresponding readings. 

4. Students who miss more than three classes will not receive an evalaution.

5. Self evaluation and final project are due on the last session.