Prof. Joe Gibbons
This advanced video class serves goes into greater depth on the topics covered in 4.351 , Introduction to Video. It also will explore the nature and function of narrative in cinema and video through exercises and screenings culminating in a final project. Starting with a brief introduction to the basic principles of classical narrative cinema, we will proceed to explore strategies designed to test the elements of narrative: story trajectory, character development, verisimilitude, time-space continuity, viewer identification, suspension of disbelief, and closure.
Gibbons, Joe. 4.366 Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: Personal Narrative, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-366-advanced-projects-in-the-visual-arts-personal-narrative-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA