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This course will introduce you to what academic film and media studies looks like at the undergraduate level. It will expose you to a wide range of industries, cinemas, and formats (including independent documentaries, Hollywood and Bollywood features, 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 questions pertaining to the production, distribution, and consumption of these audiovisual forms. Students will take advantage of multiple UChicago resources, such as screening rooms, editing labs, video installations, and VR platforms, as they construct both written and video essays in response to our course materials.
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