The Language of Filmmaking

FILM TV X 476.581

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.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Peter Hanson
369397
Fee:
$699.00
37 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2019
See Details
Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A18
Lecture
Tue Oct 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Dec 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Available
-
Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Dr. Beverly Graf
370098
Fee:
$699.00
39 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2019
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 28. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 09, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Film Art by Bordwell, Thompson and Smith
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Oct 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Oct 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Oct 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Oct 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Oct 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Nov 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Nov 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Nov 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Nov 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Dec 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Thu Dec 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Film & TV

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning