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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Winter
Summer
In-Person
Online
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

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 all 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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Thomas Shimanek
389721
Fee:
$745.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
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Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Dr. Beverly Graf
389631
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 11, 2023
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Notes

Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: An Introduction to Film Genres by Lester Friedman
Schedule
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Wed Jan 11, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Jan 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Jan 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Feb 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Feb 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Feb 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Feb 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Mar 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
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Wed Mar 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Mar 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Wed Mar 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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