Field Production of Ethnographic Film

Course Number: 
138B
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Section: 
001
Location: 
Kroeber 221
Instructor: 
Daniel T. Fisher
Units: 
5
Time: 
Tu, Th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
CCN: 
39639

This course is devoted to training students in ethnographic research methods that privilege the use of audio-visual media (film, photography, sound recording, graphic arts, inter alia). Building on prior coursework in Anthro 138A, students will pursue research projects using photography, sound recording, and video, leading to the production of a media-based short form ethnography.

The course will bring training in ethnographic project design and field methods together with studio-based collaborative media-making, as well as advanced consideration of ethnographic film and related experimental media work in adjacent fields of film studies, art practice, and architecture and urban design. In addition to weekly discussion of student projects, film screenings, and course readings, the course will draw on guest lecturers and consultants with expertise in different aspects of audio recording and sound design, video production, and editing.