|Semester and Year||FA 2012|
|Time||6:20 PM - 9:00 PM|
Shifting Focus I examines the history, theory and practice of video advocacy. The moving image has long been used by grassroots political movements to mobilize constituencies in order to effect social change. Today, video has become an essential tool for social and political actors working on a wide array of issues. In part one of this hands-on class, students will examine the biases of corporate-controlled media; learn the theory and history of video activism; develop basic camera skills; and reflect on lessons learned in the field. Outside of class, students will break into groups and begin work on collaborative video projects with local community organizations; projects that will be completed in Shifting Focus II, in the Spring 2013 Semester. Readings will include selections from Noam Chomsky, Thomas Harding, and Harvey Molotch.
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