Course DescriptionDesigned 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.
Course OutlineLearn 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.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Acting : Electives
- Cinematography : Required, Cinematography
- Directing : Required, Elective
- Entertainment Industry Fundamentals : Required
- Entertainment Studies : Required, Directing, Electives
- Film and TV Development : Required, Electives
- Screenwriting: Film and TV Comprehensive : Defined Second Requirement
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required