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Shifting Focus II: Video Production and Community Activism

Semester and Year SP 2012
Course Number CLI-UG1464
Section 001
Instructor Mark Read
Days Mon
Time 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement


Prerequisite CLI-UG 1445 or the equivalent (demonstrable video production and editing skills); Permission of instructor (akawildman@gmail.com) required for all others.


In Shifting Focus II, students will focus on the concrete tasks associated with video production and distribution, while at the same time investigating recent theoretical work relating to the impact of social networks on political organizing and how web 2.0 technologies alter the dynamics of video distribution. New tools and an ever changing technological environment call for a radical re-thinking of how video is, and can be, used within the context of community organizing, and yet the basic rules for how to make powerful, influential work remain mostly the same. In this course students will hone their craft as young media makers, while at the same time become web 2.0 strategists on how to deploy the media they make.



Course Type

Community Learning Courses (CLI-UG)

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