4.366 Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: Personal Narrative

Spring 2004

Shopping mall.
The ubiquitous American shopping mall, source of many personal narratives. (Photo © openphoto.net.)

Course Highlights

This advanced 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 advanced video class serves goes into greater depth on the topics covered in 4.351 , Introduction to Video. It also will explore the nature and function of narrative in cinema and video through exercises and screenings culminating in a final project. Starting with a brief introduction to the basic principles of classical narrative cinema, we will proceed to explore strategies designed to test the elements of narrative: story trajectory, character development, verisimilitude, time-space continuity, viewer identification, suspension of disbelief, and closure.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

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

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Prof. Joe Gibbons

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session