Welcome to Fan Video: Theory & Practice. In this course, we will explore the range of fan video forms, aesthetics, cultures, and histories. We will study the visual and rhetorical logics of fan video, and the legal and political questions bound up in fan video making histories and cultures. We will consider the possibilities of fan video as a critical practice. We will learn by engaging with scholarship on fan video as well as with the perspectives of fan video practitioners, and by making our own fan videos in a range of genres and aesthetic frameworks, and reflecting on our processes of creation.

How to Use This Site

Hello Fan Video Winter Term Folks! Here are a few opening tips on how to use this site:

Your daily & weekly work is laid out in the weekly Think/Make Cycles tab, so that’s likely where you want to go first. 

Look for the proper week, and within each week you’ll find a breakdown of what you should be working on each day, as well as links to any materials (readings, screenings etc.) & links for tutorials, discussion, & assignment submissions. 

In the Assignments section, you’ll find a quick view of all the assignment due dates (in case you want easy access to enter it into a planner or some such) as well as the details of each assignment. 

In Tools & Tech you’ll find description of all of the tech we’re using for this class and how we’re using it. 

In Assessment  you’ll find a grading breakdown and a description of the processes of Self-Assessment we’ll be using for this class. You can also see the prompts for particular reflections you’ll be writing to accompany specific assignments.

And as always, if you have any questions, you can always email me at louisas@middlebury.edu or DM me on the class Slack board.

Course Objectives

In this course we will: 

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Email me anytime at louisas@middlebury.edu. I will do my best to reply within 12 hours. You can also always DM me on the course Slack.

Office Hours on Zoom: Fridays 10.30-12.30 and by appointment.