The Archival Imagination: Found Footage Filmmaking

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Archival Imagination

Fall 2020

Taught By: Courtney Stephens

Section: AX

CRN: 9515

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)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

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: 10:25am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020