Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2021

  • Special Topics: The Essay Film

    187 | CCN: 31279

    Keith Wilson

    4 Units

    * This course will be taught via remote-synchronous instruction

    Wed. 9am-3pm

    The Essay Film is a course that encourages students to express themselves by delving into a range of films and formal strategies situated under the broad rubric of the essay film. The essayistic mode in cinema is often an exploration and interrogation of images, language, place, society, identity, politics, history, and their entangled narratives. Students will be encouraged to draw unexpected connections and use eclectic approaches in their aesthetic pursuits. Conceptual ideas merge with practical hands-on instruction to foster the successful development of several video exercises and a final moving-image project. Class time will be used for a variety of purposes, including watching and examining works, technical workshops, in-class assignments, and peer to peer critique sessions. In addition to scheduled class time, students will be assigned a series of production assignments to be completed outside of class. The class is composed of one six-hour long session weekly, and students are expected to devote time outside of the scheduled hours for this challenging, engaging, and generative course.

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