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Arizona State University
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Fms 394 - Topic: TV, New Media, Culture
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FMS 481 Entertainment Technologies Fall 08 Tues Thurs 4 30PM 5 45PM Durham Lang Lit 648C Professor Email Office hours Office Phone Carol Vernallis carol vernallis asu edu Tuesdays 3 00 4 00 p m Thursdays 3 00 4 00 p m Other times by appointment Language and Literatures Bldg Rm 645C 480 965 6748 Course Overview Have the techniques and technologies of the digital era so transformed cinema that they ve changed the nature of viewers experiences This course addresses this question through examining contemporary cinema from a variety of angles new technologies such as pre visualization CGI Avid editing and Pro Tools recent changes in cinematic practices like acting music composition and lighting shifting forms of industry organization and production culture varied modes of distribution and reception and many styles shared globally and across genres We ll pay special attention to the relations between image and sound Contemporary cinema suggests that new sound image relations have emerged within three main stylistic configurations 1 Intensified continuity a term coined by David Bordwell to describe a cluster of framing and editing techniques 2 new CGI digital intermediary and other post production techniques 3 self referential neo baroque or meta cinematic styles prismatic story lines arch or auteurist work often structured around music Because these new configurations are currently unfolding not much scholarship exists as we study these phenomena we might want to think of ourselves more as field investigators and future media makers than as passive consumers of information We ll read from a wide range of sources and we ll watch and listen to many examples always asking what they show us can we take what we ve noticed and apply it to other materials and domains Course Goals This course aims to help you to develop critical thinking analytic and research skills reading and writing skills visual and aural literacy an engagement with aesthetic forms an awareness of the



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