Understanding Genre: How to Develop a Hollywood Classic

FILM TV X 476.242
Focus on story components that make for a good movie. Identify the various film genres and how style, form, content, mood, camera work, lighting, and pacing work together to deliver a satisfying cinematic experience.
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Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Break down and analyze classic Hollywood genres: action, drama, comedy, fantasy, science fiction, mystery-thriller, and horror
  • Critically examine each genre and its target audience
  • Articulate and sell your ideas in the development process

About this course:

Producers, executives, writers, and filmmakers focus on story components that make for a good movie. Learn to identify the specific characteristics that define various film genres and how style, form, content, mood, camera work, lighting, and pacing work together to fulfill expectations and deliver a satisfying cinematic experience. Each week, through lecture, discussion, and film clips examining its visual language and its evolution over time, you break down and analyze one of the genres on which Hollywood thrives: action, drama, comedy and romantic comedy, fantasy and science fiction, the mystery-thriller, and horror. Instruction also covers an examination of each genre's target audience and provides you with a common language with which to articulate and sell your ideas in the development process.

Summer 2019 Schedule

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

Future Offering (Opens 29 Apr 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
368281
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 9, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Jun 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
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Wed Jul 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
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Wed Jul 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
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Wed Jul 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
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Wed Jul 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
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Wed Jul 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
Lecture
Wed Aug 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
Lecture
Wed Aug 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
Lecture
Wed Aug 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Royce Hall 164
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Wed Aug 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 164
Lecture
Wed Sep 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 164

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