This course has two intersecting goals. One is to examine the current state of media production and distribution through readings, class discussions, and on-site visits to the Tribeca film festival in New York. We will spend two weekends at the festival in April, watching films and talking with festival staff and industry leaders. The second goal of the course is to master the skills of multimedia criticism. We will watch and read about the increasingly popular genre of multimedia criticism. Major media critics have given up writing for analyzing audiovisual media through audiovisual media. Even the New York Times splits its energy between written and multimedia reviews. In this class, every student will create one video review and one podcast as part of their coursework.