Asian American Studies 142C EthnoCommunications III: Advanced Creating Community Media

In Spring, the Asian American Studies center is offering AAS 142C Ethnocommunications III: Advanced Creating Community Media! Check out the description below!

Instructors: Prof. Renee Tajima-Peña
Gena Hamamoto, Tadashi Nakamura

Spring, 2013 – Seminar, 3 hours and optional lab
Wednesdays, 2-4:50 pm, Powell CLICC Classroom 307A

Prof. Renee Tajima-Peña will teach a production-oriented, advanced seminar in EthnoCommunications and social documentary theory and methodology.  Students will learn to use digital video to create fresh, new approaches to telling stories, reclaiming history, and examining social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures and communities. The launching point for the course is the idea that “the documentary” is no longer a fixed artifact, but rather, “documentary content” that is mashable and reversionable for a variety of digital platforms and screening environments.  In addition, the course encourages students to move beyond boundaries of documentary genre, and explore non-traditional and innovative styles and aesthetic strategies in EthnoCommunications.  Students will be provided instruction in the use of digital video technology to produce group and individual projects. Examples of community-based and social documentary media, such as films, online sites, and video games, will be presented for critique and discussion.  Enrollment by instructor’s consent.  Students who have previously taken 142A, 142B, or who have prior production and editing skills are invited to enroll.  P/NP or letter grading.

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