Unit 1: Media and the Image
Week 1
1/10
(First day of class)
Introduction to syllabus and class overview.

1/12
The language of the image + equipment tutorial.
Nichols, "Film as Language"
Zettl, Chap. 9 "The Three-dimensional Field"

Week 2
1/17
What is Media? How does media make meaning?
Orgad, "Media Representations and the Global Imagination" [excerpt]
"Marcel, or the Right to Choose"

1/19
"Physical Recording" presentations.
You must cite at least one concept from one of these readings in your discussion of your physical recording:
Barthes, Camera Lucida (excerpt)
Jean Baudrillard, "War Porn"
Barry and Flitterman-Lewis, "Textual Strategies: The Politics of Art-Making"
Laura Marks, Introduction to Touch: Sensous Theory and Multisensory Media



Week 3
1/24
Project 1 critique

• Tess McCallum
• Devon Tayman
• Emilio Guido
• Casey Martin
• Emily Xiao
• Ruby Yang



1/26
Project 1 critique, con't.

• Johnny Rasch
• Simon Barrett
• Alyssa Pascucci
• Sophia Huang
• Nick Wells
Unit 2: Motion
Week 4

1/31
Cinematography and motion.
Reading due:
Nichols, "Film as Language" (review sections on movement, lighting, and mise-en-scène)
Zettl, Chap. 13. "Motion"
Maya Deren, "Cinematography: The Creative Use of Reality"
Gibbs, "The Interaction of Elements"
(recommended for reference)
Mascelli, "The 5 C's of Composition"


2/2
Editing.
Abode Premiere tutorial
Nichols, "Film as Language" (review section on editing)
Zettl, Chap. 15 "Structuring the Four-dimensional Field"

Week 5
2/7
Editing, con't: Structure
Eisenstein, "Methods of Montage"
Maya Deren, "Creative Cutting"

2/9
Intro to Sound.
Nichols, "Film as Language" (review section on sound)
Shooting a scene: blocking, staging, coverage.

Week 6
2/14
In-class narrative workshop, day 1.


2/16
In-class narrative workshop, day 2.


Week 7
2/21
Project 2 critique.
• Sophia Huang
• Devon Tayman + Casey Martin
• Simon Barrett


2/23
Project 2 critique, con't
• Alyssa Pascucci
• Emily Xiao
• Tess McCallum
• Johnny Rasch + Nick Wells
• Ruby Yang
• Emilio Guido

Week 8
Unit 3: Sound
2/28
Aesthetics and technics of sound.
Reading due today:
Rick Altman, "The Material Heterogeneity of Recorded Sound"

3/2
"Deep listening" presentation.
You must cite at least one concept from each of two different readings in your discussion of your deep listening experience:
Csepregi, "On Sound Atmospheres"
Andra McCartney, "Soundscapeworks, Listening, and the Touch of Sound"
Makagon, "Sonic Earthquakes"
Kassabian, "Ubiquitous Listening"


[No class 3/7 + 3/9: spring break]

Week 9
3/14
Sound in moving image media.
Reading due today:
Zettl, "The Five-Dimensional Field: Sound"

Tutorial on editing and mixing sound in Abobe Premiere.

3/16
"Sound in cinema" scene analysis presentation.
Concept assignments are found on the "projects" page.
M. Chion, Audio-Vision Chap. 4 and 5

Week 10
3/21
Project 3 critique.
• Emilio Guido
• Ruby Yang + Sophia Huang
• Tess McCallum
• Casey Martin
• Emily Xiao
• Johnny Rasch

3/23
Project 3 critique, con't.
• Nick Wells
• Simon Barrett
• Alyssa Pascucci
• Devon Tayman

Week 11
Unit 4: Found Footage
3/28
Media and recontextualization.
Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
Farber, "White Elephant Art and Termite Art"

3/30
Found materials presentation.
Emily, Alyssa, Jonny:
Chris Cutler, "Plunderphonia"
Ruby, Emilio, Simon:
Daphne Keller, "The Musician as Thief: Digital Culture and Copyright Law"
Devon, Nick:
Eno, "Generating and Organizing Variety in the Arts"
Tess, Sophia, Casey:
Paul D. Miller, "In Through the Out Door: Sampling and the Creative Act"


Week 12
4/4
Manifesto presentation.
• Johnny Rasch
• Casey Martin
• Ruby Yang
• Tess McCallum
• Emily Xiao


4/6
Manifesto presentation, con't.
• Emilio Guido
• Devon Tayman
• Sophia Huang
• Nick Wells
• Simon Barrett
• Alyssa Pascucci

Week 13
4/11
No class: work on final projects.
Seth will be in his office if you'd like feedback on a rough edit.


4/13
Project 4 critique
• Alyssa Pascucci
• Sophia Huang
• Tess McCallum
• Devon Tayman
• Simon Barrett

Week 14
4/18
(Last day of class)
Project 4 critique, con't.
• Emily Xiao
• Casey Martin
• Nick Wells
• Emilio Guido
• Ruby Yang
• Johnny Rasch