Aug 19, 2019  
Spring 2019 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FILM 100 - Introduction to Film

3 credits

An introduction to the “language” of film, this course familiarizes students with the key elements of cinema: narrative, cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, and sound. Focusing primarily on fictional narrative films, the course will explore the ways in which filmmakers employ the basic elements of cinema to reveal character, convey plot and theme, and create meaning. Both “classical” Hollywood style and alternative styles will be discussed. Students will learn to critically analyze films and effectively communicate their ideas in writing. In addition to a mid-term and a final exam, there will be serveral scene analyses.