Film

Class 24: Montage, Genre

Montage Most of the editing techniques we have discussed in previous classes are associated with the continuity style of editing, best demonstrated by Hollywood films of the 1920s-1960s, a period called the Classical Hollywood Cinema. While Hollywood has been influenced since the 1960s by foreign cinema movements (the French New Wave), television, and improved technology, … Continue reading

Film

Class 21: Film & Video Unit: Introduction

The next 20 or so classes will be dedicated to studying the principles of film and the video production process. We will investigate the following: Film language and grammar: the conventions/rules that go into stringing a group of shots into scenes/sequences/film, including: camera angle, camera distance, framing, mise-en-scene, editing Film genres: westerns, musicals, horror, sci-fi, … Continue reading