WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Art of the Video Essay
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course is an inquiry into the video essay as a form. We will explore the interplay within text, image and sound as we investigate how to evoke a feeling and to build a narrative through image. We will examine and analyze the many styles of video essays from the lyrical to the analytical — including work by Claudia Rankine and Tony Zhou.

You will have the opportunity to make a series of experiments in this genre. The course will culminate with a final individual video essay project of your own design.

Course Requirements:

project-based, participation in class discussions, collaborative work, peer review and workshops

Intended Audience:

Students who are curious about working with video and sound as a medium for composition--to tell stories, to investigate ideas, and to illuminate discoveries; all tech skill levels welcomed and encouraged

Class Format:

Experiment and making-centered course; discussion format; collaborative; open lab, sharing knowledge and skills; feedback and workshop


WRITING 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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