The popular arts of "the movies" and television are carefully prepared constructions of sights and sounds. Watching them is the chief way our society comes to recognize itself. COM 230 is about learning to get more enjoyment and meaning from these products of the image industries. The course examines how meaning is created and communicated in non-print media. Basic concepts and techniques in constructing and interrelating visual and aural images will be discussed in light of the historical development of film and video technology and techniques.
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