This studio-based course offers a critical and practical introduction to video, with a focus on the experimental possibilities of the digital moving image in contemporary art and culture. The class will unpack how social, technical and cultural shifts have impacted on film and video, and introduce the work of practitioners approaching the medium from radically different positions. Through a series of practical projects, students will explore a range of conceptual, technical and aesthetic strategies and gain practical experience in editing video, managing the timeline and methods of presentation and dissemination. Please note that the course has an intensive focus on the possibilities of editing and postproduction, with limited focus on video capture and the camera. Video capture and the camera is covered in ARTV1610.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply fundamental skills in video production in response to workshop briefs;
- demonstrate an understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of video art, editing and postproduction;
- evaluate the effectiveness of technical and artistic strategies of their own video work and the works of others; and
- recognise relationships between concept and process in the production of moving image artworks.
School of Art and Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Major Project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Documentation (20) [LO 3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
As published on Wattle
The Video Vortex Reader, Institute of Network Cultures.
Leighton, Tanya & Esche, Charles. Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader. Tate 2008.
London, Barbara Video/Art: The first 50 years. Phaidon 2020.
The YouTube Reader, Columbia UP 2010.
Iles, Chrissie. Dreamlands : Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016. Yale UP 2016.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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