Fall 2012

Image, Movement, Sound

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-225  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-225

Formerly listed as: ARHA-92  |  FAMS-45


Ramon G Rivera-Moret (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 225 and FAMS 225.)  This course is a hands-on, in-depth exploration of the formal elements of moving images and sound. We will begin with a study of the camera, and, through in-class projects and individual assignments, we will explore framing and composition; light, color and texture; camera movement and rhythm; editing and relationships between image and sound. We will approach set-up and documentary situations from a variety of formal and conceptual perspectives. We will consider all equipment not simply as technology, but as creative tools to be explored and manipulated. Our goal is to make the camera an extension of our eyes and minds, to learn to see and think about the world around us through moving images and sound. An individual final video project will give students the opportunity to bring the concepts explored throughout the term into a work with an expressive, cohesive cinematic language. In Scenario du Film Passion, Jean-Luc Godard expresses his desire to turn a camera movement into a prayer. It is this profound engagement with the world and intense, thoughtful consideration of the medium that we seek to achieve.

Limited to 12 students. Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Rivera-Moret.


Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2024