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Fall 2011

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
AMI 102
Intro To Documentary Film Harris, Laura 01 Th 04:25 PM-07:25 PM Gross Hall 103

Course Description

Introduction to the history, theory, and styles of nonfiction film and video. Transformation in technologies and their influence on form, from actuality films to contemporary digital documentaries. Documentary's marginal status and surprising commercial appeal; the mixing of fiction and nonfiction strategies in cultural construction. Use of documentary as a tool for exploring individual identity, filmmaker/subject relationships, and fomenting political change. Instructor: Staff
AMI 105
Intro Arts Of The Moving Image Kaul, Shambhavi 01 Tu 06:15 PM-09:15 PM Smith 12S228

Course Description

Examination of critical concepts in arts of the moving image from various perspectives. Spanning both traditional cinema and emergent fields. Emphasis on technology in relation to history and viewership. Exercises in film and digital production as well as theoretical writing. Instructor: Kaul
AMI 105AS
Documenting Black Experiences James, Dante 01 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Bridges 113

Course Description

Interpretations of the black diaspora in documentary film from slavery to the present. Interdisciplinary study of black religions, cultures, histories, aesthetics, politics, and their representations, both globally and in the U.S. Students will view and study a variety of films and approaches to film and study film's evolution through numerous lenses from early ethnographic film to recent works by indigenous filmmakers, and understand the politics of representation, from D.W. Griffith to Spike Lee; read relevant works in the genres represented; and hear from guest critics, scholars of African and African American history and culture, and filmmakers. Instructor: James
AMI 106
Film Genres Hadjioannou, Markos 01 MW 11:40 AM-12:55 PM
Tu 06:00 PM-08:30 PM
Friedl Bdg 102

Course Description

A survey course in selected American films that create as well as reflect American national identity. Through lectures, weekly screenings and students
AMI 111D
Indian Cinema Khanna, Satendra 01 TuTh 02:50 PM-04:05 PM Perkins 2-088

Course Description

Sources of vitality in twentieth-century Indian cinema. The resilience of popular cinema in the face of Hollywood. Narrative and non-narrative expressive forms in folk and high culture in India. The work of Guru Dutt, Satyajit Ray, G. Aravindan, and Mani Kaul. Instructor: Khanna
AMI 111E
Italian Cinema Dainotto, Roberto 01 TuTh 02:50 PM-04:05 PM Languages 305

Course Description

Introduction course to Italian cinema including silent films, Neorealism, fascist productions, Commedia all'italiana and experimentalism. Reading and discussions in English. Instructor: Dainotto and staff
AMI 111F
Japanese Cinema Chow, Eileen 01 W 02:50 PM-05:20 PM Gray 228

Course Description

An introduction to the history of Japanese cinema focusing on issues including the relation between the tradition-modernity or Japan-West in the development of Japanese cinema, the influence of Japanese films on the theory and practice of cinema abroad, and the ways in which cinema has served as a reflection of and an active agent in the transformation of Japanese society. Instructor: Yoda
AMI 126
Introduction To Visual Culture Olson, Mark 001 TuTh 02:50 PM-04:05 PM Nasher 105

Course Description

Survey of visual culture, from issues of production, circulation and reception to how visual media have historically exerted power, elicited desire, and constructed social experience. Topics include: how photography, television, film, video, Internet, advertising, comics, and other imagery code vision and inscribe race, gender, sexuality and class differences, and dominate nature and animals; how the gaze links cultural performativity, from the coliseum to shopping malls and museums to sports events; and how the rhetoric and semiotics of representation provide access to ways in which visual meaning is socially, politically, and culturally produced and obtained.(Team-taught.) Not open to students who previously took this course as Art Histor
AMI 126
Introduction To Visual Culture Olson, Mark 01 M 04:25 PM-05:15 PM East Duke 108

Course Description

Survey of visual culture, from issues of production, circulation and reception to how visual media have historically exerted power, elicited desire, and constructed social experience. Topics include: how photography, television, film, video, Internet, advertising, comics, and other imagery code vision and inscribe race, gender, sexuality and class differences, and dominate nature and animals; how the gaze links cultural performativity, from the coliseum to shopping malls and museums to sports events; and how the rhetoric and semiotics of representation provide access to ways in which visual meaning is socially, politically, and culturally produced and obtained.(Team-taught.) Not open to students who previously took this course as Art Histor
AMI 126
Introduction To Visual Culture Olson, Mark 02 W 04:25 PM-05:15 PM East Duke 108

Course Description

Survey of visual culture, from issues of production, circulation and reception to how visual media have historically exerted power, elicited desire, and constructed social experience. Topics include: how photography, television, film, video, Internet, advertising, comics, and other imagery code vision and inscribe race, gender, sexuality and class differences, and dominate nature and animals; how the gaze links cultural performativity, from the coliseum to shopping malls and museums to sports events; and how the rhetoric and semiotics of representation provide access to ways in which visual meaning is socially, politically, and culturally produced and obtained.(Team-taught.) Not open to students who previously took this course as Art Histor
AMI 126
Introduction To Visual Culture Olson, Mark 03 W 04:25 PM-05:15 PM East Duke 108

Course Description

Survey of visual culture, from issues of production, circulation and reception to how visual media have historically exerted power, elicited desire, and constructed social experience. Topics include: how photography, television, film, video, Internet, advertising, comics, and other imagery code vision and inscribe race, gender, sexuality and class differences, and dominate nature and animals; how the gaze links cultural performativity, from the coliseum to shopping malls and museums to sports events; and how the rhetoric and semiotics of representation provide access to ways in which visual meaning is socially, politically, and culturally produced and obtained.(Team-taught.) Not open to students who previously took this course as Art Histor
AMI 126
Introduction To Visual Culture Olson, Mark 04 Th 04:25 PM-05:15 PM Nasher 119

Course Description

Survey of visual culture, from issues of production, circulation and reception to how visual media have historically exerted power, elicited desire, and constructed social experience. Topics include: how photography, television, film, video, Internet, advertising, comics, and other imagery code vision and inscribe race, gender, sexuality and class differences, and dominate nature and animals; how the gaze links cultural performativity, from the coliseum to shopping malls and museums to sports events; and how the rhetoric and semiotics of representation provide access to ways in which visual meaning is socially, politically, and culturally produced and obtained.(Team-taught.) Not open to students who previously took this course as Art Histor
AMI 128
Cultural History Of Tv Olson, Mark 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Smith 12S101

Course Description

Critical history of the "televisual" in the American visual culture mediascape, broadcast television, cable television, and contemporary convergences with new media technologies, emphasizing social conceptions of television, and their influence on how the medium has emerged as a cultural, technological, and visual apparatus; consideration of the economic and social forces unfolding in the context of the televisual, examining the social forces shaping the development of television from its inception in the 1940s to the present-day. Instructor: Staff
AMI 130S
Introduction To Production Hawkins, Gary 01 Tu 04:25 PM-07:25 PM East Duke 209

Course Description

Film and digital video production in conjunction with the history and theory of these technologies. Students may produce work in 8mm, 16mm film and digital video and learn the basics of non-linear digital editing on Final Cut Pro. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 100S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 130S
Introduction To Production Kovacsi, Janos 02 Th 04:40 PM-07:40 PM Smith 12S101

Course Description

Film and digital video production in conjunction with the history and theory of these technologies. Students may produce work in 8mm, 16mm film and digital video and learn the basics of non-linear digital editing on Final Cut Pro. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 100S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 131S
Screenwriting Benfey, Elisabeth 01 Tu 02:50 PM-05:20 PM Bryan Center 128

Course Description

Advanced writing projects for feature film. Study of existing scripts and videos, application of techniques. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 107S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 131S
Screenwriting Benfey, Elisabeth 02 Th 02:50 PM-05:20 PM Bryan Center 128

Course Description

Advanced writing projects for feature film. Study of existing scripts and videos, application of techniques. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 107S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 134S
Acting For The Camera Hohn, Greg 01 WF 01:15 PM-02:30 PM Bivins 210

Course Description

Introduction to film and television acting. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 117S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
AMI 135S
Film Animation Produc Burns, Fred 01 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Smith 12S101

Course Description

Experimentation with various media; mastering animation techniques such as metamorphosis, timing, articulation, storytelling, sound design, special effects, and camera. Each student to produce a one-minute animated film on the Oxberry 16mm film animation stand. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 102S. Instructor: Burns
AMI 137
Virtual Form And Space Salvatella de Prada, Raquel 001 Tu 11:40 AM-02:10 PM Smith 12S228

Course Description

Studio course that explores various applications of virtual environments and specific 3D modeling techniques. Introduction to animation principles. Screenings, discussions, and lab. Not open to students who have taken this course as AMI (FVD) 118. Instructor: Staff
AMI 137
Virtual Form And Space Salvatella de Prada, Raquel 01 Th 11:40 AM-12:55 PM Smith 12S228

Course Description

Studio course that explores various applications of virtual environments and specific 3D modeling techniques. Introduction to animation principles. Screenings, discussions, and lab. Not open to students who have taken this course as AMI (FVD) 118. Instructor: Staff
AMI 139S
Doc Exper: A Video Appr Hawkins, Gary 02 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
Bridges 104

Course Description

A documentary approach to the study of local communities through video production projects assigned by the course instructor. Working closely with these groups, students explore issues or topics of concern to the community. Students complete an edited video as their final project. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 105S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Hawkins
AMI 146S
16mm Film Production Burns, Fred 01 MW 01:15 PM-02:30 PM Smith 12S101

Course Description

Hands-on experience with 16mm motion picture film and photography. In-depth exploration of the techniques and aesthetics of film production, including basic screen writing, lighting, story telling, and editing. Each student will produce an individual 16mm film. Instructor: Burns
AMI 147S
Dance For The Camera Woods Valdés, Andrea 01 MW 02:50 PM-04:20 PM Crowell STUDIO

Course Description

The choreographic and bodily experience essential to dance for the camera. Hands on experience in videodance production through the exploration/production of several short individual and group videodance projects. Issues in creative and conceptual thinking, experimentation, pre/post video production, camera techniques, non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro), choreography for the camera. Viewings of seminal as well as experimental videodance works; discussions; readings; internet site visits; computer lab and dance studio/shooting location time; gallery/museum or video installation site visits. Instructor: Woods Valdes
AMI 148S
Editing For Film And Video Haverkamp, James 01 W 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Smith 12S228

Course Description

Theory and practice of film and video editing techniques. Exploration of traditional film cutting as well as digital non-linear editing. Exercises in narrative, documentary and experimental approaches to structuring moving image materials. Instructor: Staff
AMI 153
Video For Social Change Orenstein, Bruce S 01 M 11:40 AM-02:10 PM Bridges 113

Course Description

Documentary film course focusing on the production of advocacy videos for social change. Covers methods and traditions of community organizing, introduces knowledge and skill sets needed to make effective videos for grassroots organizations, and explores how video is integrated into organizing strategies to achieve better results. Includes instructor-supervised fieldwork with community partner organization; student groups will research, write, direct, and produce a class video for a campaign to improve educational and economic opportunities in Durham's low-income communities. Instructor: Orenstein
AMI 167
Web-based Multimedia Comm. Szabo, Victoria 01 Th 01:15 PM-03:45 PM Smith 12S228

Course Description

Multimedia information systems, including presentation media, hypermedia, graphics, animation, sound, video, and integrated authoring techniques; underlying technologies that make them possible. Practice in the design innovation, programming, and assessment of web-based digital multimedia information systems. Intended for students in non-technical disciplines. Engineering or Computer Science students should take Engineering 150 or Computer Science 196. Instructor: Lucic or Szabo
AMI 170S
Film/video/digital Capstone Gibson, Josh 01 WF 11:40 AM-12:55 PM Smith 12S228

Course Description

Culminating seminar for Film/Video/Digital Program certificate students. Designed to allow students to complete their certificate with a finished project or advanced research in the field. Not open to students who have taken this course as FVD 115S. Instructor: Staff
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