4 credits (core, levels 1,2)

This is a fall term foundations course for all PC students with concentrations in either video or photography. Philosophically we seek a goal of all of our students to be versatile with media capture devices and image making to meet the demands of the 21 century visual world.

This 10-week immersion course will engage students in many facets and possibilities of image capture. The DSLR, iPod, Go-Pro cameras, and cell phone cameras are all transforming where images derive. Students will use all of these devices in image gathering circumstances. This course gives equal emphasis on still image and moving image capture. Students will learn basic technology associated with each device. Image dynamics, single take short stories, cinema verite approaches, light and story. Technical control and using the devices on the ground for fieldwork are emphasized.