Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. AFO150 overlap following cours/es: IDEA15 och IDEA15. Compulsory for: ID2. Course coordinator: Professor Abelardo Gonzalez,, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. Assessment: Satisfactory completion of project and practical exercises, 80% attendance, active participation or attendance in workshops, practical sessions, seminars and lectures.

To increase the appreciation and use of photographic and film techniques.

To improve the participant’s ability to visualize things, particularly in regard to communication.

To improve the participant’s photographic, filming and writing skills and appreciation of the possibilities that photography and filming provide for communicating one’s design ideas.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Use of video techniques for communicating one’s ideas regarding design. With the advent of modern video techniques, moving pictures have become a genre within art just as common as painting and photography. This has led to its becoming a means of visualizing design in the same way that photography is. A skillfully produced film can be very effective in documenting the design process, just as computer-supported animation can, there being a wide variety of possibilities here. It is a genuine art to be adept at working with moving pictures.

The course takes up the use of photographic techniques for documentation and presentation purposes.

The course is organized as a project in the producing of photographs and moving pictures. A theme one has selected becomes both a study object and the point of departure for the last part of the film project. Observations made of a given physical space and analysis of them one makes are replaced by suggestions regarding a film one can produce concerning the theme in question. One’s own creativity and insights are central elements in the process that evolves. The project is concluded by presentation of a film one has made.

There is list of compulsory literature for the course, but a reference list is made available during the course.