Art and Technology of the Moving Image
Hands-on survey of the history and theory of filmmaking, video production, new media, and the moving image. The parallel developments of projected imagery and animation from the 16th Century through contemporary practices utilizing computer technologies will be covered. Students will acquire practical and critical skills through studying and analyzing the development of theoretical discourses that frame past and current issues surrounding the production and interpretation of the moving image. Films and videotapes addressing diverse cultural, ethnic, and social concerns throughout the world will be screened, analyzed, compared, and contrasted.