The Language of Filmmaking
Learn the many components of film language used by great directors to tell their stories in the most effective way. Analyze shooting and editing techniques employed by the best filmmakers of all time.
What you can learn.
- Learn the film language elements that contribute to a great movie
- Acquire functional usage of image composition and lighting
- Learn about camera movements, editing, and sound
About this course:Designed for filmmakers who need to develop the necessary skills to make better films and viewers who want to better understand and appreciate the complexity of the cinematic text, this course outlines the many components of film language used by great directors to tell their stories in the most effective way. Through a wide selection of multimedia material—including film and sound clips, pictures, articles, and interviews—you analyze shooting and editing techniques employed by the greatest filmmakers of all time. Topics range from functional usage of image composition and lighting to camera movements, editing, and sound. The purpose of this course is to give clarity to the filmmaking process and to enhance the enjoyment of film viewing.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
A high-speed Internet connection is suggested and QuickTime is required. Internet access required.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Internet access required.