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ANTH 106 CULTURE THROUGH FILM
GenEd: G SB Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 37752
Meeting Times: W 6:30-7:20pm Building: GRAY Room: 104
Course Notes: This course is open to Orchard Hill and central RAP program freshmen only. Exploration of different societies and cultures, and of the field of cultural anthropology through the medium of film. Ethnographic and documentary films; focus on gender roles, ethnicity, race, class, religion, politics, and social change.
ART 230 PHOTOGRAPHY I
Instructors: N/A Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 31329
TTh 08.00-10.45 BART Room: 51 Signore,Victor R
Section Number: 2 Registration Number: 31330
TTh 13.25-16.10 BART Room: 51 Bowler,Kristen Pamela
Course Notes: This course is open to Undergraduate ART, BFA, BFA ED, and BFADES majors only. Introduction to photographic tools and methods. The balance between self-inquiry and the importance of process and materials as vehicles of meaning. Theory explored through class critiques and slide presentations. Photography examined and discussed both from a personal point of view and in its wider cultural context.
ART 271 INTRO COMP IN FINE ART
Instructors: N/A Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 31337
MF 09.05-11.50 FAC Room: 444 Section Number: 2 Registration Number: 31338
MW 09.05-11.50 FAC Room: 444
Course Notes: Undergraduate, Graduate students with majors in ART, BFA, BFA-ED, or BFADES only. Historical overview of the development of computer art and the significant events leading to the development of the field. Projects include hands-on experience with computer imaging for use in the creation of fine art. Prerequisite: completion of foundation courses or consent of instructor.
ART 374 INTRO COMPUTER ANIMATN
Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 38260 M 13.25-16.10 FAC Room: 447
Section Number: L1 Registration Number: 38261 M 13.25-15.30 FAC Room: 447
Section Number: L2 Registration Number: 38262 W 15.30-17.30 FAC Room: 447
Course Notes: This course is open to ART, BFA, and BFADES majors only. First half of a two-semester sequence. With studio. Principles and applications of computer animation in film, video, music, and technology. Introduction to 2D and 3D animation programs. Skills acquired in preparation for production in second semester. Emphasis on professionalism and quality. Prerequisites: ART 271, 297Q. Should be followed by 397, 3D Computer Animation.
ART 375 ELCTRNC STILL PHOTOG
Instructors: N/A Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 31354 TTh 08.00-10.45 FAC Room: 444
Course Notes: This course is open to ART, BFA, and BFADES majors only. With studio. Aspects of image processing in the context of electronic still photography. Topics include: image acquisition, image enhancement, image analysis, spatial and color transformation, image display and recording. Students develop images and algorithms for display on various devices. Prerequisites: ART 271 and ART 230 or consent of instructor.
ART 397R ST-PHOTO III
Instructors: Jahoda,Susan Eve Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 38272 W 13.25-16.10 BART Room: 51 Section Number: L1 Registration Number: 38271 F 13.25-16.10 BART Room: 53
ART 497J ST-ADV VIDEO PRODUCTION -- COURSE CANCELLED!!!!
Instructors: Steuernagel, Ann Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 38891
(All courses carry 3-credits unless otherwise indicated) *Course Eligibilities are as of March 2004 and are subject to change. Check SPIRE for updated Course Eligibilities, particularly for courses that are far from full the week before classes start.
COMM 240: MODES OF FILM COMMUNICATION
Ciecko 306 Machmer
01 LEC Capacity 125 N Location: Herter 231 Time:3:35PM 7:30PM Days: Wed Ciecko 306 Machmer 77913
Lecture, lab (screening). The nature and functions of film, including narrative and non-narrative approaches to film communication. Topics will include: the components of film expression (composition, movement, editing, sound, directing, and acting); designs in screen narrative; film's relationship to other arts and media; and its role as an instrument of social reflection and change. (Course capacity is 125) Course Eligibility*: Any student
COMM 297D: SPECIAL TOPIC-FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION CONCEPTS
Geisler 411 Machmer
1 LEC Capacity 110 N Location: Herter 231 Time:4:00PM 5:15PM Days: Tue Thu Geisler 411 Machmer 72618
Lecture, discussion. This class provides an overview of film and television production principles and processes from script to screen and also prepares students for later hands-on production courses. We will explore both the art and craft of film and video production, including the roles and functions of the major creative and technical personnel in the scripting/pre-production, production and post-production phases. Technical aspects such as digital vs. analog media, lighting, lenses, types of film and videotape, crew organization and function, editing concepts, sound recording, etc. will be discussed, as well as creative functions such as dramatic and documentary structure, creating characters, acting for the screen, visualization and composition for the camera and more. (Course capacity is 110) Course Eligibility*: COMM & CAS (Undeclared) majors Course Notes: This course is a pre-requisite for most hands on production courses. If you already have a major (other than Communication or CAS), you can become eligible for this course by adding "Undeclared" as a second major (forms available at Pre-major Advising Services, 615 Goodell). Same course as Journal 297D
COMM 331: PROGRAM PROCESS IN TELEVISION
Staff Course Director: David Maxcy, 120 South College
72625 COMM 331 Program Proc In Tv 1 LEC Capacity 36 N Location: TBA Time:1:25PM 2:15PM Days: Wed Instructor: Maxcy,David J.
U1 72626 COMM 331 Program Proc In Tv L1 LAB Capacity 12 N Location: SouthCollg 120 Time:1:25PM 4:25PM Days: Mon Instructor: TBA
U1 72627 COMM 331 Program Proc In Tv L2 LAB Capacity 12 N Location: SouthCollg 120 Time:9:05AM 12:05PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
U1 72628 COMM 331 Program Proc In Tv L3 LAB Capacity 12 N Location: SouthCollg 120 Time:9:05AM 12:05PM Days: Fri Instructor: TBA
Lecture, studio. Introduction to concepts and techniques of television production, through lectures, lab exercises, and guided production projects. All 3 sections will meet together once a week for a 50-minute lecture with the course director. Each section will then meet once a week for a 3-hour lab session. (Course capacity is 36 Total/3 sections @12) Course Eligibility*: Senior & Junior COMM majors Course Prerequisite: COMM 297D
COMM 340: HISTORY OF FILM I
72629 COMM 340 History Of Film I 1 LEC Capacity 100 N Location: Herter 227 Time:1:00PM 2:15PM Days: Tue Instructor: TBA
U1 72631 COMM 340 History Of Film I D1 DIS Capacity 25 N Location: SouthCollg 108 Time:10:10AM 11:00AM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
U1 72632 COMM 340 History Of Film I D2 DIS Capacity 25 N Location: SouthCollg 108 Time:11:15AM 12:05PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
U1 72633 COMM 340 History Of Film I D3 DIS Capacity 25 N Location: SouthCollg 108 Time:12:20PM 1:10PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
U1 72634 COMM 340 History Of Film I D4 DIS Capacity 25 N Location: SouthCollg 108 Time:1:25PM 2:15PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
U1 72630 COMM 340 History Of Film I L1 LAB Capacity 100 N Location: Herter 227 Time:6:00PM 8:00PM Days: Tue Instructor: Byg,Barton B
Lecture, lab (screening), discussion. A survey of key events and representative films that mark the history of motion pictures in the United States and other countries to 1950. In addition to identifying and providing access to major works, the course is designed to facilitate the study of the various influences (industrial, technological, aesthetic, social, cultural, and political) that have shaped the evolution of the medium to the advent of television. (Course capacity is 100 Total/4 discussions @25) Course Eligibility*: COMM majors and Senior & Junior non-majors
COMM 441: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF FILM-STYLE PRODUCTION
Geisler 411 Machmer
72664 COMM 493E Sem-Screenwriting 1 SEM Capacity 20 N Location: SouthCollg 108 Time:11:15AM 12:30PM Days: Tue Thu
Lecture, studio. A hands-on introduction to single-camera filmmaking using 16mm film cameras and/or video camcorders (electronic field production) and non-linear (computer-based) editing. Students will learn concepts of pre-production, shot composition, lighting, visual storytelling, continuity editing, and production & post production audio as they plan, shoot and edit exercises and complete projects. A "real world" editing project will also be included. (Course capacity is 12) Course Eligibility*: Application process and permission of instructor is required. Students cannot add this course through SPIRE. Course Prerequisite: Application process and permission of instructor is required. Course Notes: Monday, April 12, 2004, applications will be available outside Professor Geisler's office, Machmer 411. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 21, 2004. Students will be selected to enroll from the applications submitted. Preference is given to COMM Seniors. This course was formerly numbered and titled COMM 341-Principles and Techniques of Filmmaking. Students who have already taken COMM 341 cannot take this course.
COMM 493E: SEMINAR-SCREENWRITING
Geisler 411 Machmer
72664 COMM 493E Sem-Screenwriting 1 SEM Capacity 20 N Location: SouthCollg 108 Time:11:15AM 12:30PM Days: Tue Thu
Lecture, discussion. An examination of the art, craft, and business of screenwriting from theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics include screenplay format and structure, story, plot and character development, dialog and scene description, visual storytelling, pace and rhythm, analysis of professional and student scripts and films, and more. Written work includes three screenwriting projects. The focus is on writing for narrative films and, to a limited extent, TV programs. Prerequisite: 3 hours in COMM film courses. (Course capacity is 20) Course Eligibility*: Senior & Junior COMM majors
COMM 497B: SPECIAL TOPIC: FILM & VIDEO ART: PRODUCTION AND THEORY
Hey, Holly (Five-College Film Faculty) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
79075 COMM 497B ST-Video Art Production 01 LEC Capacity 12 Location: Machmer E-30D Time:9:30AM 12:30PM Days: Thu
Lecture, lab. This intermediate production course offers an exploration into the moving image as an art form, outside of the conventions of the film and television industries. This class will cover technical and aesthetic aspects of media art production and will also offer a theoretical and historical context in which to think about independent cinema and video art. Enrollment by instructor permission only. Students will be selected at the first day of class. (Course capacity is 12) Course Eligibility*: Permission of instructor is required. Students cannot add this course through SPIRE. Course Prerequisite: Permission of instructor is required. Class Notes(s): Students will be selected for this course at the first class meeting (LAB W 7:00PM - 10.00PM in SC 108). If you have questions, please contact the Film Studies Program at 545-3659 (UMASS).
COMP-LIT 385 79287 RUSSIAN FILM & WORLD CINEMA
01 LEC Location: TBA Time:7:00PM 10:00PM Days: Mon Instructor: Dienes,Laszlo
COMP-LIT 385 79288 Russian Film & World Cinema 01 DIS Location: TBA Time:2:30PM 3:45PM Days: Tue
Instructor: Dienes,Laszlo (crosslisted as Russian 391A)
Lecture/screening/discussion. Introduction to Russian cinema (focusing on selected themes such as violence, youth culture, race and gender issues), and to Western film inspired by Russian themes, with an eye to comparisons of Russian and Western approaches to film art. Prerequisites: none other than an OIT computer account. A significant portion of the course will use resources on the Web; students will be expected to do some of the coursework electronically.
COMLIT 391B - FRENCH FILM
Portuges, 311 South College
Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 32239 M 15.30-18.00 HERT 227 Instructors: Portuges,Catherine & Schwartzwald,Robert S
Section Number: D1 Registration Number: 32240 T 09.30-10.45
Section Number: D2 Registration Number: 32241 Th 11.15-12.30
Section Number: D3 Registration Number: 32242 Th 01.00-02.15
Section Number: D4 Registration Number: 32243 Th 02.30-03.45
Lectures; film and video screenings; discussions. Concentrates on the development of French films from the 1930s and its relations to French culture and society. Focuses on the art of French film, close reading of specific films, the ideology of different film practices, and relevant aspects of film theory, including questions of social, political and gender representation. Screenings of films and video tapes by directors such as Vigo, Carne, Renior, Bresson, Resnais, Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Ackerman, Kurys, and Tavernier. The films are in French with English subtitles. The language of instruction is English. Requirements: regular attendance at lectures, screenings, discussions groups; one short and one medium length paper; one midterm exam. Texts: Film Art: An Introduction. Prerequisites: any introductory course in analysis of film or its equivalent through practiced viewing and a serious interest in twentieth-century cultural life.
FREN 350 FRENCH FILM
Instructors: Portuges,Catherine Schwartzwald,Robert S
Section Number: A Registration Number: 38971 M 15.30-18.00 HERT 227
Section Number: AD1 Registration Number: 38972 T 09.30-10.45
Section Number: AD2 Registration Number: 38973 T 11.15-12.30
Section Number: AD3 Registration Number: 38974 T 13.00-14.15
Section Number: AD4 Registration Number: 38975 T 14.30-15.45
Section Notes: An optional honors colloquium is available only for students registering for discussion 5 (taught in French).
Same as COMP-LIT 391B. See COMLIT description.
78287 GERMAN 597F HISTORY OF FILM I
01 LEC (Taught in German) Location: Herter 227 Time:1:00PM 2:15PM Days: Tue Instructor: TBA
78288 GERMAN 597F History of Film D01 DIS Location: TBA Time:1:00PM 2:15PM Days: Thu Instructor: Byg,Barton B
78289 GERMAN 597F History of Film L01 LAB Location: Herter 227 Time:6:00PM 8:00PM Days: Tue Instructor: Byg,Barton B
78616 ITALIAN 491A S-AUTEUR & FILM THRY
01 SEM Location: TBA Time:2:30PM 5:30PM Days: Tue Instructor: Stone,Jennifer A
AIM: To acquire an advanced knowledge of contemporary film theory and cultural debates in semiotics, psychoanalysis, and politics, including (feminist) film theory. We discuss "two fundamental concepts": structure and gaze. Directors Godard, Truffaut, and Bertolucci provide material for anxiety of Auteur influence; aesthetics of political film work; shot and frame analysis of experimental and coded film construction; and cinematic semiotics of apparatus and spectator effects. We study how auteur Pabst uses Freud; and American/French/German/Italian/Russian and Jewish filmmakers, Eisenstein, Max Ophuls, Polonsky, Engel, Ruth Orkin, Chantal Ackerman, Susan Sontag, plus Alessandrini, Zurlini, Coppola, Scorsese, Tykwer, Färberböck, and Elizabeth Márton. Archival cinema of catastrophe, i.e. Shoah (Resnais, George Stevenson, Hitchcock, Marcel Ophuls, and Chabrol) receives special attention. Theories of experimental filmmaking (New Wave montage) set off against meditations on nature of photographic image in writings of Antonioni, Bazin, Barthes, Godard, and Rossellini after Cahiers du cinéma. Function of soundtrack and musical compositions analyzed via new developments in French post-structuralist film theory attentive to role of auditory sphere (Chion). Requirements: Regular attendance; seminar discussion contribution; mid-term definition of auteruism; one long and well-researched paper.
78501 JUDAIC 491A S-AUTEUR & FILM THRY
01 SEM Location: TBA Time:2:30PM 5:30PM Days: Tue
Instructor: Stone,Jennifer A.
(See Description for Italian 491A)
MUSIC 170H MUSIC IN FILM
Instructors: Rideout,Roger R
Section Number: 1 Registration Number: 36591 TTh 13.00-14.15 FAC Room: 154
Course Notes: Open to Honors Learning Community HD freshman students only. The aesthetics and dramatic techniques of film music since 1895. Excerpts from commercial silent era and sound films viewed and studied as examples of film music development and the composer's art. Students will construct two soundtracks for specific scenes. No special skills or prerequisities required. Two weeks of the course devoted specifically to the music and film innovations of one feature film. Students will complete 5-10 page paper on some technical aspect of that film.
SPANISH 497N-SPANISH CINEMA: FROM BUÑUEL TO ALMODÓDAVAR
Instructors: Raquel Medina and José Ornelas
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:30. Viewing of films on Tuesday and class lecture and discussion on Thursdays. 78662
Course description: Analysis of several films by some of the most important Spanish directors from the sixties to the nineties, in the context of Spanish history, society, culture and politics. Special attention will be given to films by Buñuel, Saura and Almodóvar, the three most acclaimed Spanish film directors of the XX Century. The following topics will be analyzed: representation of gender, history, and national identity; the Spanish Civil War; filmic narrative; role of religion; sexual and sociopolitical repression; violence and transgression: (de)construction of codified myths and institutions; the representation of the urban space; social, political and cultural subversion, etc. All of the films chosen for the course take a critical look at Spain, beginning with the period prior to the Civil War and continuing with the Civil War, the post-Franco period (the so-called period of transition) and ending with the past twenty years as Spain becomes more entwined with Europe, a period associated with a new moral, social, political and cultural order. All of the different periods of Spanish history that the films cover are extremely complex and problematic. Therefore, as the films are critiqued and discussed, we will pay special attention to Spanish history in order to place the films in their specific historical and political context. We will also emphasize the use of pastiche, parody, camping, stylization, other media forms, mise-en-scène and other film techniques which are widely used by Spanish film directors to convey the social, political and cultural reality of Spain during the XX Century, and to dialogue with other cultural productions, including Hollywood film. Films by Buñuel, Almodóvar, Saura, Uribe, Trueba, Erice, Bigas Luna, etc. Requirements: several short critiques of the films, mid-term exam and final paper. All films will have English sub-titles and one of the lecture/discussion sessions will be held in Spanish and the other in English. Texts: Course packet (includes biographies/bibliographies of some directors, and articles on films that will be viewed in course); Peter Pierson, The History of Spain.
THEATER 397D ST-MOVIES FM PLAYS:COSTUME INTERPRETATION
39176 1 LEC Open 25 Location: FineArtCtr 201 Time:2:30PM 3:45PM Days: Tue Thu
This course will explore the role of costume design in a series of movies that have been made from plays from the 1900's to the 1990's. Students will learn how critical costuming is in placing the movie in its own timeframe, and in interpreting the play's period. Students will be required to read the original plays, watch the subsequent movie(s) and write papers on the actualizations from word to film as they relate to costume
COMP-LIT 121H 78521 INT SHORT STORY:FICTION & FILM
1 LEC Location: Btrfld 7 Time :11:15AM 12:30PM Days: Tue Thu
Instructor: Pasquale,Therese A.
COMP-LIT 121H 78521 Int Short Story:Fiction & Film
L1 LAB Location: Btrfld 7 Time:8:00PM 10:00PM Days: Mon
Instructor: Pasquale,Therese A.
This is a course for students who really love to read, discuss and write about fiction. An interest in film and in writing short stories is also an important part of the course. You will read a lot of stories by a wide variety of writers from the U.S. and around the world: Oates, Chekhov, Cisneros, Conrad, Kafka, Kincaid and many more. In addition, you will screen films that complement the stories. You will also read what these writers have to say about writing short fiction and about the genre of the short story. The substance of the course is what you the students make of class discussion. We will use a variety of approaches so that you are all active, involved participants in the course. Writing Assignments: five short summaries of readings on the genre of the short story; Two 3 - 4 page papers; one creative writing assignment; occasional in-class writing; Final essay exam.
77796 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies 01 SEM Open 300 Location: HasLabAdd 20 Time:4:00PM 5:15PM Days: Tue Instructor: Stephen,Nola V
78938 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D01 DIS Location: TBA Time:6:00PM 7:15PM Days: Tue Instructor: TBA
78939 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D02 DIS Location: TBA Time:6:00PM 7:15PM Days: Tue Instructor: TBA
78940 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D03 DIS Location: TBA Time:7:30PM 8:45PM Days: Tue Instructor: TBA
78941 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D04 DIS Location: TBA Time:7:30PM 8:45PM Days: Tue Instructor: TBA
78942 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D05 DIS Location: TBA Time:1:00PM 2:15PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
78943 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D06 DIS Location: TBA Time:2:30PM 3:45PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
78944 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D07 DIS Location: TBA Time:6:00PM 7:15PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
78945 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D08 DIS Location: TBA Time:6:00PM 7:15PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
78946 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D09 DIS Location: TBA Time:7:30PM 8:45PM Days: Wed Instructor: TBA
78947 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D10 DIS Location: TBA Time:7:30PM 8:45PM Days: Wed
78948 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D11 DIS Location: TBA Time:1:00PM 2:15PM Days: Thu Instructor: TBA
78949 EDUC 192A Sem-Education at the Movies D12 DIS Location: TBA Time:2:30PM 3:45PM Days: Thu Instructor: TBA