I think you could still call it filmmaking as long as it was noted in the class schedule that video would be the medium. If I were
to sign up for a filmmaking course and they told us all we had was video, unless I had been previously informed, I would complain.
(As it was at IUPUI, I just complained that no course using film was offered at all...)
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Subject: FILMMAKING QUERY: what in the world do we call "it"?
> How about "Introduction to Digital Cinema"?
> No mention of 'film' or 'video' there...
> an elegant an appealing solution, but one that falls
> victim to two problems . . . first, it doesn't indicate
> that the the course involves learning how to MAKE
> a narrative video amd most students would automatically
> persume that it's an academic rather than studio course
> . . . second, is it in fact true that video cams use
> digital rather than analogue technology? . . . i kinda think
> not, but i'm not clear about this
> actually the problem reflects a larger one, a MUCH larger
> one that i can't recall every seening addressed . . . i don't think
> our language has a word that refers to any and all "things"
> that use the moving image to tell a story . . . i apologize
> for using the awful word "thing" there but the point is precisely
> that there is no real alternative . . . perhaps we can salvage that
> wonderful word "movie" from the grips of film, and use it
> to refer to any story told by means of the moving image
> regardless of the specific technology involved
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