2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

The Video Essay

Summer 2012 quarter

Anne de Marcken (Forbes) creative writing, moving-image media
Fields of Study
literature, media arts, moving image, visual arts and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
writing, literature, visual and media arts

Philosopher Theodor Adorno, wrote, “The essay’s innermost formal law is heresy.” And heresy rules the video essay—a defiant mix of text, sound, and image confounding the boundaries of literature and time-based art.  In this program we’ll study video essays by contemporary writers and filmmakers who are redefining the essay as an emergent form of creative nonfiction media art.  We’ll also study—through lectures, screenings, and readings—the video essay’s origins in literature and film. Finally, through progressive workshops and assignments in writing, scripting, audio recording, photography, and editing, students will craft their own video essays.  Please visit - blogs.evergreen.edu/thevideoessay/ .

Advertised Schedule
10a-4:30p Tue, 1:30-4:30p Wed, 10a-4:30p Thu (Jul. 31 - Aug. 30)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$40 lab fee
Offered During