This course will introduce you to what the academic study of film and media looks like at the undergraduate level. It will expose you to a wide range of industries, cinemas, and formats (including documentaries and other non-fiction forms, the commercial cinemas of Hollywood and Bollywood, experimental art films, and East Asian animation), and how to discuss these forms in relation to one another. It encourages the close analysis of camera techniques, materials, compositing, and formal attributes, and explores a range of political and cultural questions pertaining to the production, distribution, and consumption of these audiovisual forms. Students will take advantage of multiple UChicago resources, such as screening rooms, the Weston Games Lab, museum installations, and VR platforms, as they compose both written essays and creative storyboards in response to our course materials.
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