Day School - The Magical World of Cinema: How to Read a Film

Ref: C3741459

HOW TO READ A FILM: All films are made, constructed. Whether art house or block buster, all films are composed of identical cinematic DNA: directing, editing, cinematography, sound, lighting, acting and script. In this introductory day school, we will explore how these basic film elements work together to create a story, to locate it in space and time, make it come alive and generate those intensities of feeling we all recognise as film spectators. Our goal in identifying and understanding film elements is to enable everyone to better appreciate how films work. Also, being able to read a film will provide students with a common language for discussing films, which is useful both for personal reflection and for talking about films with others.

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This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

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