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Fall 2012

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
AMI 89S
First Year Seminar Adamson, Morgan M 01 W 04:40 PM-07:40 PM Carr 106

Course Description

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff
AMI 101
Intro Arts Of The Moving Image Gatten, David 01 W 06:15 PM-09:45 PM Carr 103

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: Gatten
AMI 201
History & Concepts Of Cinema Hadjioannou, Markos 01 Tu 04:40 PM-08:30 PM
Th 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Carr 103

Course Description

Basic film theory and history of motion picture technology. Introduction to experimental, documentary, and narrative forms of Third World, European, and United States cinemas. Basic film theory and history of motion picture technology. Introduction to experimental, documentary, and narrative forms of Third World, European, and United States cinemas. Economics and aesthetics. Not open to students who have taken Theater Studies 236 or who have taken this course as FVD 130. Instructor: Hadjioannou
AMI 202
History Of Documentary Film Harris, Laura 01 M 04:40 PM-07:40 PM Carr 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 210
Film Genres Hadjioannou, Markos 01 M 04:40 PM-08:30 PM
W 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Friedl Bdg 240

Course Description

A historical survey of motion picture genre as a stylistic and narrative device, including comedy, horror, the musical, the western, and science fiction. Instructor: Hadjioannou
AMI 246S
Social Movements/social Media Mottahedeh, Negar 02 Tu 10:05 AM-12:30 PM Friedl Bdg 102

Course Description

Political and ethical uses of technologies in social uprisings for civil liberties and human rights particularly: Algeria, Palestine, Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Bahrain, Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, and the global Occupy mobilization. . Comparative analyses of movements. Impact of technologies on social movements. Social transformations of technologies in history. Student driven case studies highlight engagement with technologies as tools of resistance. Instructor: Mottahedeh
AMI 247S
Pol. Economies Of Global Image Chow, Rey 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 102

Course Description

In the contemporary world we are inundated with images and with announcements of the global, yet what is a global image? What makes images global, and how might a set of global events become images? How do global images create their audiences with implicit identity markers such as race, class, and sexual preference, or the absence of them? In this course, we will study a variety of image-texts drawn from art, photography, film, advertising, science, and digital media in order to understand the cultural processes by which images communicate, give pleasure, cause anxiety, provoke controversy, and/or attain global status. Instructor: Chow
AMI 248
Movie Worlds Geil, Abraham Morrow 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Carr 103

Course Description

History and theory of film and video technology across nations; postcolonial patterns and their electronic and mechanical transmission; economics of distribution, reception, exhibition, and their relation to aesthetics. The first world defined against the second and third by means of cultural product. Instructor: Mottahedeh
AMI 250
Modern Chinese Cinema Hong, Guo-Juin 01 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Films, documentaries, television series, and soap operas produced in Mainland China in the post-Mao era, modern and contemporary Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Topics include the history and aesthetics of the new wave cinema, soap operas as the new forum for public debate o popular culture, and debate over the relationship between Euro-American modernist and the national cinema. C-L Film Video. Instructor: Hong
AMI 250
Modern Chinese Cinema Hong, Guo-Juin 01D Tu 07:30 PM-09:30 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Films, documentaries, television series, and soap operas produced in Mainland China in the post-Mao era, modern and contemporary Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Topics include the history and aesthetics of the new wave cinema, soap operas as the new forum for public debate o popular culture, and debate over the relationship between Euro-American modernist and the national cinema. C-L Film Video. Instructor: Hong
AMI 253
Indian Cinema Khanna, Satendra 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Carr 240

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 260
Anime: Forms And Mutations Chow, Eileen 01 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM West Duke 202

Course Description

Historical origins of Japanese anime, as well as its status as art, narrative, genre. Ways in which anime mutates: formally (literature, manga, live action), culturally (fashion, otaku, fan communities), geographically. No prior knowledge of subject matter or Japanese language required. Instructor: Yoda
AMI 263
Screening The Holocaust Ginsburg, Shai 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Nasher 105

Course Description

Surveys representations of the Jewish Holocaust in World Cinema Explores different filmic strategies employed to represent what is commonly deemed as
AMI 264
Russian Revolu Cinema Miller, Martin 01 Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Carr 240

Course Description

The origins and development of the revolutionary and experimental cinema in Russia during the last years of the Empire and after the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Films include the classics of the silent Soviet cinema directed by Eisenstein as well as other films by other influential directors. The transition into the Stalinist cinema of the 1930s and comparisons with Hollywood films of that era. Instructor: M. Miller
AMI 267
Existentialist Cinema Morton, Michael 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Allen 326

Course Description

Distinctively cinematic engagements with principal themes in the existentialist tradition: isolation and alienation, identity and commitment, perception and reality, communication and contact, madness and sanity. In-depth exploration of culturally specific filmic modes of capturing, processing, and transmitting images of human life and the myriad issues, moral conflicts, and dilemmas that inform it. Films to be considered will vary with different offerings of the course, but may include works of directors such as Herzog, Schloendorff, Fassbinder, Wenders, Bergman, Antonioni, Kurosawa, and Godard, among others. Instructor: Morton
AMI 271
Classics Of Page And Screen Janan, Micaela 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 304I

Course Description

Exploration of ancient, medieval and modern conceptualizations of good and evil as found in the iconic heroes, villains, and buffoons of literature and film; film and literature as windows onto their contemporary historical contexts, and as indicators of social values, debates, and limits. Instructor: Janan
AMI 290S
Special Topics In Film Studies Naderi, Navid 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Trent 038B

Course Description

Seminar version of Arts of the Moving Image 290. Instructor: Staff
AMI 290S
Special Topics In Film Studies Foster, Daniel 02 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Page 106

Course Description

Seminar version of Arts of the Moving Image 290. Instructor: Staff
AMI 301S
Moving Image Practice Hawkins, Gary 01 Tu 04:40 PM-07:40 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 Film/Video/Digital 100S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 301S
Moving Image Practice Hawkins, Gary 02 Th 06:15 PM-09:15 PM Art 102

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 Film/Video/Digital 100S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 302S
Trans Fiction Stage/scr Malone, Michael 01 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Page 106

Course Description

Theory and practice of the process of adaptation of serious literary works of fiction to screenplay or play form. Reading and analysis of literary works adapted as screenplays and plays. Project in writing an adaptation. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Malone
AMI 305S
Screenwriting Bell, Neal 01 W 03:05 PM-05:25 PM Bryan Center 128

Course Description

Advanced writing projects for feature film. Study of existing scripts and videos, application of techniques. Instructor: Bell
AMI 306S
Writing The Movie Benfey, Elisabeth 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Keohane 4B 402 SEM

Course Description

Writing the Movie Theory and practice of the process of writing for the screen. Exploration of visual storytelling; analysis of screenplays and movies; developing original stories into screenplay format. Projects: writing and presenting treatments, outlines and scenes, and the first 60 pages of a feature script. Weekly writing
AMI 306S
Writing The Movie Benfey, Elisabeth 02 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Keohane 4B 402 SEM

Course Description

Writing the Movie Theory and practice of the process of writing for the screen. Exploration of visual storytelling; analysis of screenplays and movies; developing original stories into screenplay format. Projects: writing and presenting treatments, outlines and scenes, and the first 60 pages of a feature script. Weekly writing
AMI 310S
Acting For The Camera Hohn, Greg 01 WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Bivins 210

Course Description

Introduction to film and television acting. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
AMI 320S
Film Animation Production 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 Film/Video/Digital 102S. Instructor: Burns
AMI 322S
Motion Graphics Film And Video Herrera, Joel 02 W 07:30 PM-10:00 PM Social Sciences 229

Course Description

An advanced post-production course designed to explore the history, theory, and practice of motion graphics techniques in film and video. Students produce digital motion sequences out of still images and create multiple motion paths through exposure to applications such as Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, iMovie. Not open to students who have taken this course as Film/Video/Digital 109S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
AMI 325
Web-based Multimedia Communic Olson, Mark 01 Th 10:05 AM-12:35 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 206 or Computer Science 290. Instructor: Lucic or Szabo
AMI 325
Web-based Multimedia Communic Wiencek, Florian H 02 Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM Social Sciences 229

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 206 or Computer Science 290. Instructor: Lucic or Szabo
AMI 325
Web-based Multimedia Communic Szabo, Victoria 03 M 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Social Sciences 229

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 206 or Computer Science 290. Instructor: Lucic or Szabo
AMI 331S
Doc Exper: A Video Appr Hawkins, Gary 01 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 Film/Video/Digital 105S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Hawkins
AMI 334S
Producing Docu-fiction Gibson, Josh 01 WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Smith 12S101

Course Description

Investigation of hybrid, genre-defying films that question traditional definitions of documentary and fiction. Emphasis on experimental forms, documentary reenactment, mockumentary and dramatized "true stories." Exploration of both documentary and fiction production techniques, culminating in the production of a final video project. Instructor: Gibson
AMI 335S
Video For Social Change Orenstein, Bruce S 01 M 11:45 AM-02:15 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 340S
Experimental Filmmaking Kaul, Shambhavi 01 W 06:15 PM-09:15 PM Smith 12S101

Course Description

The history of avant-garde in film and video combined with production exercises. Instructor: Staff
AMI 343S
Dance For The Camera Woods Valdés, Andrea 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:35 PM Hull St. 104

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 350S
Sound For Film And Video Brown, Bill 01 Tu 06:15 PM-09:15 PM Smith 12S228

Course Description

Topics focusing on technical basis and aesthetic motivation of sound recording and sound exploitation. Technical demonstration and student exercises explore the mechanics and dramatic and psychological implications of formats, microphone placement, mixing, acoustic signature, digital recording, double system, and sound editing, leading to an individually produced sound design for live action or animation film/video. Not open to students who have taken this course as Film/Video/Digital 103S. Instructor: Staff
AMI 356S
16mm Film Production Burns, Fred 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 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 357S
Editing For Film And Video Haverkamp, James 01 Tu 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Th 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 385S
Visiting Filmmaker Master Crs Brown, Bill 01 Th 06:15 PM-09:15 PM Smith 12S101

Course Description

Intensive production courses with visiting filmmaker. Topics vary by semester. May be taken twice. Instructor: Staff
AMI 490S
Special Topics In Ami Hansen, Mark 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Advanced special topics investigation of major concepts and principles in arts of the moving image. Content varies with instructors. Instructor: Staff
AMI 490S
Special Topics In Ami Saliot, Anne-Gaelle 02 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Perkins 2-087

Course Description

Advanced special topics investigation of major concepts and principles in arts of the moving image. Content varies with instructors. Instructor: Staff
AMI 499S
Capstone: Arts Of Moving Image Gatten, David 01 Th 06:15 PM-09:45 PM Carr 103

Course Description

Culminating seminar for Arts of the Moving Image Program certificate students. Designed to allow students to complete their certificate with a finished project or advanced research in the field. Instructor: Staff
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