4.351 Introduction to Video

As taught in: Spring 2004

A motion blurry photo of two performers on stage.

Still image of a live concert performance. (Photo ©




Prof. Joe Gibbons

Course Features

Course Description

This class serves as an introduction to video recording and editing, presenting video as a tool of personal apprehension and expression, with an emphasis on self-exploration, performance, social critique, and the organization of raw experience into aesthetic form (narrative, abstract, documentary, essay). Students are required to complete a variety of assignments to learn the basics of video capture and editing, culminating in a final assignment that has to do with personal storytelling.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.