ENGH 373: Film and Video Forms
ENGH 373-A01: Film and Video Forms
12:30 PM to 02:45 PM MTWR
Section Information for Summer 2015
The course focuses on how movies, videos, and TV tell stories, how they construct subjects and position viewers, by creating convincing, emotionally potent "realities." Looking at how fiction films, documentaries, and television take on similar topics, we'll examine narrative and formal conventions, political and historical contexts, and the effects of budgets, technologies, and commercial culture. Movies and TV may include American Crime, The Babadook, Citizenfour, Dear White People, Girlhood, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Gotham, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Jinx, Lucy, Louie, Point and Shoot, Scandal, Selma, and Under the Skin.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Teaches students the formal elements of fiction films/videos and documentaries. Develops analytical writing skills in film and video studies with an emphasis on collaboration. Focuses on reading and practicing artistic processes of filmic storytelling, understanding films and videos in multiple contexts, including production and distribution industries and political and commercial systems. May not be repeated for credit.
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