Audiovisual Arts and Digital Photographic Image

Code: ΕΡ 181

Semester: 1


Maria Paschalidou

Teaching Assistants: Apostolos Kordas, Orestis Pangalos

Course description

This laboratory course introduces to Audiovisual Arts, their media and practices. Emphasis is placed on the philosophy of the audiovisual media and the ways in which they are intertwined with, and reshape notions such as time, motion, speed, image capture, composition and invention. The course concentrates on directed and staged imagery by examining its different genres and developing practices. It familiarises with basic techniques and concepts related to Image capture from its analogue to its digital version. Through appropriate assignments, students experiment with tools and various mechanisms of the digital photographic image, and acquire a view of the historical / technological development of the medium of photography, ensuring conditions for the creation and production of high-quality audiovisual results. Students get familiarized with digital editing processes and for the completion of the course they create artworks using the medium of photography with a focus on directed image and its digital manipulation.

Photographic Image Capture and Composition – Time – Motion – Speed – Staged imagery – Directing – Digital Still Image Processing



Suggested bibliography

  1. Bibliography in Greek (Eudoxus: Greek service of selection and distribution of university books)
    • Cadava, E. (2014). Λέξεις φωτός. Αθήνα: Νήσος. Κωδικός: [50662556].
    • Jomaron, J. (2009). Ιστορία σύγχρονης σκηνοθεσίας. Αθήνα: University Studio Press. Κωδικός: [17339].
    • Paul, C., Apter, M.J., Ascott, R. et al (2022) Ψηφιακές Τεχνολογίες και Τέχνες. Αθήνα: Ροπή. Κωδικός: [ 112695883].

  2. Bibliography in English
    • Alphen, E. (2014) Staging the Archive: Art and Photography in the Age of New Media. 1st edition. London: Reaktion Books.
    • Box, H. (2020) Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical. 5th edition. London: Routledge.
    • Maître, H. (2017) From Photon to Pixel: The Digital Camera Handbook. 2nd edition. London: Wiley-ISTE.
    • Rosenblum, N. & Stoll, D. (2019) A world history of photography. 5th edition. New York: Abbeville Press.

  3. Journals
    • European Photography
    • The Media History Digital Library
    • The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies