4.351 Introduction to Video

Spring 2004

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Course Highlights

This video class contains a complete set of assignments, and some of the best student projects from the class in the projects section.

Course Description

This class serves as an introduction to video recording and editing, presenting video as a tool of personal apprehension and expression, with an emphasis on self-exploration, performance, social critique, and the organization of raw experience into aesthetic form (narrative, abstract, documentary, essay). Students are required to complete a variety of assignments to learn the basics of video capture and editing, culminating in a final assignment that has to do with personal storytelling.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.

RealOne™ is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Joe Gibbons

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session