Spring 2011

Production Workshop in the Moving Image

Listed in: English, as ENGL-82  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-40


Baba Hillman (Section 01)


(Offered as ENGL 82 and FAMS 40.)  The topic changes each time the course is taught.  In spring 2011 the topic will be “Narrative Cinema in a Global Context.”  This course will introduce students to a diverse range of approaches to narrative filmmaking.  Students will gain skills in videomaking and criticism through project assignments, readings and analysis of critical discourses that ground issues of production.  The course will include workshops in cinematography, sound recording, lighting and editing.  Screenings will include works by Jia Zhangke, Claire Denis, Charles Burnett, and Lucrecia Martel.  Students will complete three video projects.

Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 12 students.  Please complete the questionnaire at https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/english/events/questionnaire.  Spring semester.  Five College Professor Hillman.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors.


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2021