Dance + Video Technology
Dance 281 · Fall 2017
ROOM: CAC G021 (CAC Computer Lab - basement)
CLASS TIMES: Tue & Thu, 3:30 - 5:50 pm
CREDIT: 4 units
PROFESSOR: John Crawford <>
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
Dance + Video Technology is an introduction to digital video technology in dance, with a particular focus on performance documentation. This is an experiential course including hands-on training in video production and editing. It surveys methods for integrating dance performance with the film medium, discusses related aesthetic and conceptual issues, and introduces current techniques and technologies for video and audio recording of dance performance. For dancers and choreographers, websites and videos featuring your work can help raise your profile with dance companies, producers and funding agencies, as well as providing a platform for you to reach new audiences. For dance teachers and scholars, effective use of video, audio, social media and the web can make an important contribution to your work in performing arts education and research.
Your rehearsal video project is due Nov 9. You can bring a video cameras to class on Nov 2.
We're getting started with iMovie. You have a tutorial viewing assignment due Oct 24.
Your Google+ mini-assignment is due Oct 17 and your "Digital Double" Position Paper is due Oct 24.
You have a dance documentary viewing assignment due Oct 12 and you'll need a portable external hard drive for the course.