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
Starting at $699.00
11 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.

Available
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Peter Hanson
363244
Fee:
$699.00
35 days left. Enroll by Sep 25, 2018
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 A25
Lecture
Tue Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Oct 16, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Nov 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Lecture
Tue Nov 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
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 A25
Lecture
Tue Dec 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall A25
Available
-
Thursday, Saturday
Location: UCLA
363624
Fee:
$699.00
37 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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
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
Discussion
Sat Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 5:00PM
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

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