SPRING SEMESTER 2020/2021
This course is for anyone interested in the East Asian countries and their cultures which will be explored through their cinematography.
The lectures give an overview of Korean, Japanese, Hong Kong and Chinese cinema history from early silent short films to modern day thrillers. Relationships between East Asian movies, theater and literature will be observed more closely. Special attention will be paid to the development of movie-related technologies. All lectures will be illustrated with one or more movie examples.
Attending the course does not require any previous experience. However, preliminary knowledge in drawing, filming, sculpture, video editing and / or screenwriting will be of benefit.
The course provides an overview of non-digital animation techniques and gives an opportunity to try those techniques in practice, making short but finished animations. The course provides a basic knowledge of the history of animation, and participants learn independently to prepare and film animations in drawing, clay, cut-out, pixellation and experimental animation techniques.
During the course participants also work with the animated film scenarios. Although the course is concentrated on non-digital animation techniques, participants also learn the basics of filming and editing and how to use the freeware video editing program DaVinci Resolve.
In order to take part in the course, you need a PC for the homework.
This course gives an overview of the common workflows and principles of video making, provides experience in creativity and self-expression, and develops competence for skillful participation in the evergrowing world of digital medium.
In practical work, settings of DSLR cameras and auxiliary devices, as well as scripting, planning and filming of videos, plus editing and polishing of video clips in DaVinci Resolve will be tested out. The course is suitable for anyone interested in films, video art and videoblogs.