Courses / Graduate

Spring 2016

  • Graduate Topics in Film: The Dimensionality of the (Moving) Image

    240 - 001 | CCN: 31837

    Kristen Whissel

    4 Units

    This course investigates the history and theory of the construction of the dimensionality (through depth, relief, perspective, and emergence effects) of the still and moving 3D image across a range of media and formats (painting, the panorama, photography, the stereograph, the viewmaster, film, digital cinema and media, IMAX 3D) and genres (avant-garde, documentary, horror, science fiction, animation, the musical, and film noir). Screenings include films by Jean Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Ang Lee, and Andre de Toth. Authors include Freud, Panofsky, Bazin, Baudry, Crary, Gunning, Solnit, Griffiths, Elsaesser, Huhtamo, and Mulvey, amongst others.