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Intro to Video: Digital Cinematography & Editing

ARTDES 265 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 175
Instructor(s): Pachikara, Cynthia
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This course focuses on the prac­tice of live action, mov­ing image pro­duc­tion for artists. Stu­dents cul­ti­vate their skills in cam­era oper­a­tion as a way of direct­ing the spectator’s gaze. Exer­cises focus on shot com­po­si­tion, cam­era move­ment, depth of field, motion clar­ity, and time-lapse record­ing. Using Pre­mière Pro as the edit­ing soft­ware, stu­dents develop pro­fi­ciency in con­ti­nu­ity, split screen and sound edit­ing, and in basic strate­gies for cin­e­matic pro­jec­tion. When tripods and hand held shots are insuf­fi­cient for cap­tur­ing cer­tain actions, stu­dents are encour­aged to design and build cus­tom rig­ging for their cam­eras. Through­out the term, stu­dents are intro­duced to projects — from con­tem­po­rary art, the­ater, dance, and archi­tec­ture — that employ cin­e­matic imagery in inven­tive ways. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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