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D-LT 79911 - Introduction to Dance on Film and Video
The preoccupation with capturing motion is evident in the history of art, from cave paintings to Muybridge's photography experiments of hte late 19th century. When Thomas Edison invented the moving picture camera, some of hte first images he captured were of dance. In this course, students will gain a comprehensive introduction to the history of Dance on Film (1893-present) while learning basic filmmaking techniques for capturing choreography on camera. Through viewings of examples ranging from Busby Berkeley to the experiemntal films of Maya Deren to music videos and contemporary dance film dramas, students will be exposed to the vast potential of a growing field.

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Description The preoccupation with capturing motion is evident in the history of art, from cave paintings to Muybridge's photography experiments of hte late 19th century. When Thomas Edison invented the moving picture camera, some of hte first images he captured were of dance. In this course, students will gain a comprehensive introduction to the history of Dance on Film (1893-present) while learning basic filmmaking techniques for capturing choreography on camera. Through viewings of examples ranging from Busby Berkeley to the experiemntal films of Maya Deren to music videos and contemporary dance film dramas, students will be exposed to the vast potential of a growing field.
Prerequisites D-ST 2201 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> and D-ST 2202 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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