ENGH 373: Film and Video Forms

ENGH 373-001: Film and Video Forms
(Fall 2016)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR

Robinson Hall A243

Section Information for Fall 2016


Film and Video Forms
9:-10:15am TR Robinson Hall A243 Cynthia Fuchs cfuchs@gmu.edu

The course considers how movies, videos, and TV tell stories. We think about 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.

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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