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S3 Video: Artist as Storyteller

This course presents video as an art form through the lens of narrative structures. Emphasis is placed on using video to tell a story, looking to contemporary artists who use the medium in unique and innovative ways. Beginning with storyboards, students focus on communicating ideas to the audience through character development, sequential imagery, and other cinematic devices. Students are introduced to a variety of materials and resources, such as hand-held cameras, audio and lighting equipment, and video editing software (Adobe Premiere, After Effects), while learning the vocabulary and technical skills required to use them. Students examine the formal and conceptual qualities of video and different forms of movie-making as a means of artistic expression to create original narrative work. Developing technical skills and using their own distinctive innovations, students shoot, edit, perform in, and produce collaborative and/or individual short videos. This course is an ambitious program of ideas and encourages students to generate their own original content and direction. Trips to the Art Institute of Chicago and access to SAIC's Video Data Bank supplement studio coursework.

*NOTE* Previous video or filmmaking experience is beneficial. SAIC will provide basic equipment, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework and after-studio hours projects.

Registration deadline: July 5 at 12 p.m.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,570
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $1,000; the meal plan is an additional cost of $200. 

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We're happy to help.

Option 1: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Option 2: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens, and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (T/TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room MacLean Building, 819
Course number 1046
Course instructor Oli Rodriguez

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