The Archival Imagination: Found Footage Filmmaking

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Archival Imagination

Spring 2021

Taught By: Courtney Stephens

Section: AX

CRN: 9535

Credits: 4

[Track S] How can appropriated audio and visual material be used to convey memory, critique history, and speculate about the future? How can “real” documents like news, advertisements, and nature footage be used to tell personal stories, and speculate on the nature of truth itself? Working with all kinds of found media, from home movies to NASA footage, we will test the boundaries of non-fiction while learning the craft, history, and theory of working with appropriated material. Students should have access to a computer that can support Adobe Premiere (Macbook Pro or equivalent), a working knowledge of Premiere (or another editing program), and reliable wifi access for downloading material from the web.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021