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.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $699.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 2018 Schedule

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

Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Peter Hanson
363244
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No refund after Oct. 11. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 16, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Nov 20, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Nov 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Dec 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Enrollment Closed
-
Thursday, Saturday
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Dr. Beverly Graf
363624
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting Nov. 22.

No refund after Oct. 11. Materials required. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson & Jeff Smith
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Sat Oct 27, 2018
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Nov 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Nov 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Nov 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39
Lecture
Thu Dec 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 39

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Future Offering (Opens 05 Nov 2018 12:00:00 AM)
-
Instructor: Alessandro Pirolini
365225
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

A high-speed Internet connection is suggested and QuickTime is required. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Future Offering (Opens 05 Nov 2018 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Peter Hanson
365224
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220
Lecture
Tue Mar 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 220

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