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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.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,332  
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost. 

Deposit: $100.00

In the event that your preferred class is full, please choose two alternative course choice options.

If all of your course choice options are full we will contact you.
Note: only one course can be taken per session. If you want to take more than one course, you may enroll in multiple sessions.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room MacLean 819
Course number 1032