Course DescriptionProducers, 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.
Course OutlineFocus 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.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Acting : Electives
- Business and Management of Entertainment : Electives
- Cinematography : Cinematography
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Development, Electives
- Film and TV Development : Required, Electives
- Independent Producing : Electives
- Producing : Electives
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required