Areas of Interest for Plan-Level Work:
- Film criticism and analysis
- Lighting & Cinematography
- And so much more ….
Types of Courses Offered:
There are three types of courses in Film and Video Studies: production, survey, and tutorials.
- Production courses provide foundational skills in a guided way to pursue your creative vision, and are offered in introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Some examples of production courses:
- Narrative Production, Social Representation & Documentary Production, Art of the Mini-Doc, Experimental/Avant-Garde Production, Advanced Lighting Techniques, Editing Within the Adobe Ecosystem,and Live Event Shooting
- Survey/Theory/Critique courses develop visual literacy, deconstruct cinematic technique, and provide socio-political context for historical and contemporary films. Some examples of survey courses:
- Migrant & Diasporic Cinema, Contemporary Latin American Cinema (co-taught with Latin American Studies), Afro-Futurist Cinema, The Six Modes of Documentary Film, Muybridge to DuVernay: A Technical History of Cinema, Climatic Apocalypse Depicted in Film, Women Auteurs, A Theoretical Study of Cinematography
- Tutorials support both individual and group pursuit of Plan-related work. The curriculum is developed in tandem with Plan students and informed by their interest. Some examples of tutorials:
- Women in Suits: Resistance Narratives in TV Under Trump. Deconstructing Comedy. In-House Motion-Picture Processing of Super-8 Film. Analysis of Representations of Gender in Film, with a Focus on Non-Binary and Queer Representations. The History & Structure of Hybrid Docs. Series of Experimental Videos in Relation to Perceptual Psychology. Surrealism in Mainstream Media. A Queer Retelling of the Musical Peter Pan.