This studio course explores four-dimensional forms to reveal the conventions of time within moving images, performance, and the production of digital-based media. Over the course of the term, students will learn to shoot and edit time-based media fitting within the parameters of 30 seconds, 60 seconds, and 90 seconds—a study in form that simultaneously queries our abilities to communicate content.
Accompanying studio work, the class will discuss short-form media ranging from advertising, music videos, public-service announcements, YouTube fan videos, and pirated online material to explore the intersections of gender and race in the short-form media formats (30, 60, and 90 seconds) that have come to dominate popular culture
As each class period will include short lectures, discussion on text and media, and in-studio practicums based on both, students will come away from 30 60 90 with the key practical skills and visual literacy required of a contemporary practice in art.
Please refer to the syllabus for required materials: