Film

Class 22: Film Language

We will continue with our viewing of John Ford’s Stagecoach. After we finish the film, we will have a brief discussion applying the homework reading (from Bordwell’s Film Art) to our understanding of the film, and how to approach all serious film criticism. The important things to note about Bordwell’s analysis: the emphasis on film … 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