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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