Filmic Design and Non-Fiction Image Theory
|Course code module||1MFVI010|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the aesthetics of cinema through a systematic presentation of the different signifiers of the camera and their possible meanings or effects.
Acquire a solid insight into the specific nature of non-fiction film and in the different types of documentary work.
Develop the comptency to apply theoretical insights to concrete documentary products in an illuminating manner.
3. Course content
The first part of the course (Film Aesthetics) elucidates the different parameters of the static and moving image with a strong focus on visual semiotics and point of view analysis. It also includes an introduction into the technologies of film.
The second part (Non-Fiction Theory) focuses on the complex set of issues related to non fiction image production, with an emphasis on different types and typologies (Nichols, Plantinga, Corner) of documentary film. Finally the course addresses the emergence of numerous hybrid products and genres that further challenge the documentary genre (e.g. reality tv formats, mockumentaries).
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Paper - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookOpen questions
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
The remaining chapters in:
Plantinga, C. (1997) ‘Rhetoric and representation in nonfiction film, Cambridge: University Press, 255 pp.
Carroll, N. (1996) Theorizing the Moving Image, Cambridge University Press.
Corner, J. (1996) The Art of record: A critical introduction to documentary, Manchester: University Press, 212 pp
Nichols, B. (1991) Representing Reality: issues and concepts in documentary. Bloomington/Indianapolis, IndianaUniversity Press.
After class and by appointment.
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