Spring 2013

Production Workshop in the Moving Image

Listed in: English, as ENGL-289  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-222

Formerly listed as: ENGL-82  |  FAMS-40


EE Miller (Section 01)


(Offered as ENGL 289 and FAMS 222.)  The topic changes each time the course is taught. In spring 2013 the topic will be “Production Foundations:  Image and Sound.”  What is the relationship between image and sound in video?  How does listening affect what we see and imagine?  This class will cover the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of video production including composition, framing, camera movement, lighting, audio recording, and digital editing using Final Cut Pro.  Sonic expression will play a leading role in our exploration of video production and interpretation.  The art of audio and the function of sound for the screen will be considered through hands-on exercises, screenings, readings, and discussion.  Students will create non-fiction and narrative videos with dynamic employments of sound as we develop a critical vocabulary of the audiovisual medium.  One three-hour class meeting and one film screening per week.

Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 12 students.  Please complete the questionnaire at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/english/major/course_applications.  Spring semester.  Visiting Lecturer EE Miller.


Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors


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