ARTS 106
Topics in Nonfiction Film/Video Spring 2010
Division I
Cross-listed ARTS 106 / AMST 106
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“Certain people start with a documentary and arrive at fiction… others start with fiction and arrive at the documentary.” -Jean Luc Godard. This course is a broad survey of documentary (nonfiction) film and video history, theory and practice. We will use the term “documentary” as a loose construct to examine the ways in which artists use the moving image to explore, represent, construct and change the world. A special emphasis will be placed on the outer limits of “documentary” film: the places where its status and function as nonfiction is challenged or confused. Technical and aesthetic aspects of video production will be covered in a cumulative series of workshops and exercises culminating in three short video projects.
The Class: Format: studio/workshop
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3547
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly response papers to video screenings and critical texts; three video production projects
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: none
Materials/Lab Fee: lab fee of $100-150 will be added to the student's term bill
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AMST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTS 106 Division I AMST 106 Division II
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives

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