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Instructor Info:Kara Lynch
Office Extension x5686
TA Info:Brendan Chapin
Valentina Forte-Hernandez
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Thursday
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM Jerome Liebling Center 131
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Jerome Liebling Center 131

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. Prerequisite: 1 intro media production course or equivalent, any introductory course in digital, visual, media, or performing arts and/or creative writing; 1 critical or cultural studies course; recommended: 1 200 level course in either the humanities or social sciences.

Course Objectives:

Make it Live!

create a body of work with meaning

gather and improve technical skills 

familiarity with the TeeVee Studio

Experiment/take risks

solo blog posts/feedback sessions



Evaluation Criteria:


Crowd Source Research on Video then and Now

Choreography for the Camera collaboration

Solo Blog posting

Final Research Project/Showcase



Group Studio Work/Practice