This advanced filmmaking class questions how video reconfigures travel now that the power of a small production house can be stuffed into a backpack. Using the latest tools of mobile cinematography, students explore four different theories of modern travel – the camera as tourist, adventurer, mythmaker, and advocate. Each stop applies the craft of filmmaking to new histories and landscapes, new communities and cultures, as restrictions in gear and communication encourage innovation. The goal of the journey is to hone skills in mobile storytelling, diversity techniques in the visual arts, and better understand the camera’s unique power to capture, connect, and contribute.
This course satisfies: International Awareness (globe), Upper-Level, and “S” course spring requirement.